Hero for the Hungry

     The Life & Work of Norman Borlaug


                           Peggy Thomas  and Illustrated by Sam Kalda


 Quite a man this Norman Borlaug.  Peggy Thomas has written this children’s biography book along with illustrations by Sam Kalda.  Norman is and was the creator and teacher and the leader in agriculture and started the ‘Green Norman BorlaugRevolution’.  He was a person that did not give up in his pursuits in anything and everything he did including raising a family.  Peggy wrote a good show and tell story describing Norman Borlaug and all who surrounded him in his life and projects.  All the sidebars that were written were organized in such a way that teachers at all levels could make lessons from them for their classrooms from the elementary to the college classroom.   It’s a chapter book that can be used across the curriculum from science and math to the language arts to history and language (Spanish) and even geography.  Peggy and Sam show the readers that science with Norman’s help is important to help things grow and that helps society and will show how we all can help our communities in any way we can through our various ways of learning and teaching.  We just have to get our hands dirty.

Hero for the Hungry is excellent for a science class learning about genetics, an agriculture class studying agronomy, or a history or English class looking for a well-written biography on a hero scientist.

Often called the “Father of the Green Revolution,” Norman Borlaug helped lay the groundwork for agricultural technological advances that alleviated world hunger, and he went on to win the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1970. He was a true hero for the hungry.


About the Author

Peggy Thomas has always loved true stories and can’t remember a time when she wasn’t thrilled to find animal bones, musty encyclopedias, or a history plaque by the side of the road. It’s that same curiosity that has fueled the research and writing of more than twenty nonfiction books for children.

With a master’s degree in anthropology, Peggy explores a wide range of subjects, blending history and science to create award-winning titles. Her most recent books include Lincoln Clears a Path (Calkins Creek, 2021) and Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car (Calkins Creek, 2019), which earned NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book, 2020 Best Book from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, and Book of the Year from the Henry Ford Heritage Association


About the Illustrator

Sam Kalda is an illustrator and artist based in Saint Paul. His commissioned works include editorial, book, advertising and pattern illustration. In 2017, he received a gold medal in book illustration from the Society of Illustrators in New York. He also won a medal from the Cheese Club in college for being able to identify the most amount of, well, cheeses. His first book, Of Cats and Men: History’s Great Cat-loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers and Statesmen, was published by Ten Speed Press in 2017. He recently illustrated his first picture book, When We Walked on the Moon, written by David Long and published by Wide Eyed Press in 2019, as well as the follow-up, When Darwin Sailed the Sea.

2022ISBN:  97811948898096Feeding Minds Pressinfo@feedingmindspress.com160 pages

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