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FYIs #21-30


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John Lennon
As a member of the Beatles, a lyricist and composer of many songs of social criticisim, including "Give Peace A Chance" and "Imagine"
Amy Tan
the daughter of Chinese immigrants and writer of novels which explore the theme of adapting from one culture to another, including The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God's Wife
Ernest Hemingway
An American writer of short stories and novels written in very simple language about difficult subjects such as death and war. His works include Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, and For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Ray Bradbury
A contemporary American writer of science fiction short stories and novels which deal with moral dilemas, including The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451.
H.G. Wells
science fiction stories such as "The Time Machine" and "The War of the Worlds"
Benjamin Franklin
An American writer, scientist, and political activist of the 1700s who anually published the humorous Poor Richard's Almanack and helped to write the Declaration of Independence
Tom Clancy
A contemporary American novelist who writes detailed stories of miliary or spy missions. Two of his many novels are Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games
Langston Hughes
An American poet of the early to mid-1900s who wrote about civil rights issues in his poetry, which often used the rythms of African-American music.
A Greek philosopher from the 4th century B.C. whose writings on science and religious beliefs, translated 1500 years later, had great influence on medival and modern thought.
Edith Hamiltion
An American scholar of the 19th and 20th centuries who made a life's work of location and translating the myths of ancient Greece and Rome.

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