May, 2003

Happy May!
May 1: May Day May 5: Cinco de Mayo May 5: Alan Shepard's Flight (1961) May 10: Mother's Day (Mexico) May 11: Mother's Day (US and Canada) May 12: Florence Nightingale's Birthday (1820) May 14: Lewis and Clark leave St. Louis (1804) May 17: Armed Forces Day May 20: Amelia Earhart crosses the Atlantic (1932) May 19: Victoria Day (Canada) May 26: Memorial Day Observed May 29: John F. Kennedy's Birthday (1917) May 29: Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay are the first people to reach the summit of Mt. Everest (1953)


"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life." -- Arthur Ashe.

Arthur Ashe (1943-1993) was a U.S. tennis player and activist. He was born in Richmond, Virginia, on July 10, 1943. Ashe was the first African American to win the U.S. Championship (1968) and Wimbledon (1975). In 1985, Ashe was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Did you know the stadium where the U.S. Open Championship match is played was renamed Arthur Ashe Stadium in 1997?


Arthur Ashe raises his trophy after winning Wimbledon in 1975

>>Read about Arthur Ashe (International Tennis Hall of Fame)
>>Read about the U.S. Open
>>Read about Wimbledon

Email your favorite quote to yourquote@imahero.com

Archives - Quote of the Week

 


The IMA Hero™ Collection and author Mary W. Schaller gather at the site of the 1862 Burke Station Raid during the Civil War. This was one of the stops on the PAPA WAS A BOY IN GRAY TOUR Book Tour in 2001.

>>The Papa Tour stops at Burke Station
>>Read more about the PAPA Book Tour
>>Read Robert E.'s Reports
>>Browse the PAPA WAS A BOY IN GRAY Books & Gift Sets

Winning Checkers for Kids of All Ages
A unique approach to one of the world's oldest games! Checkers is more than a game. It is also a great way for children to develop critical thinking, demonstrate intellectual interaction, and produce social skills. Get your book today, and start your checkers adventure!

>>Featured in the Checkers Bookstore
>>Browse our Online Bookstore for books about your favorite Heroes

Archives - Feature Book

 


Question:
Which of the following was the goal of the Lewis & Clark Expedition?
a) Find the Fountain of Youth
b) Explore the Seven Cities of Gold
c) Explore the North Pole
d) Find a water route across America to the Pacific Ocean

Lewis     Clark

>>Need Help?
>>Check Your Answer

Archives - Trivia Question

 


Did you know President John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917?

Yes. John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. Today, his birthplace and boyhood home is the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site. Kennedy was elected President in 1960. He was the 35th President.

John F. Kennedy

>>Visit the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site
>>Browse the John F. Kennedy Bookstore
>>View the John F. Kennedy Photos & Links
>>Browse the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Bookstore

Archives - Did You Know…

 


Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay are my heroes. On May 29, 1953, they were the first people to reach the highest point on earth -- the summit of Mt. Everest. Hillary was a New Zealand beekeeper, and Norgay was a Napalese Sherpa. My goal is to climb Mt. Everest. It is both challenging and exciting to think of standing at the top of the world.

>>Read about Other Heroes
>>Submit Your Hero

Archives - Who's Your Hero?

 


Question:
Where can I find ordering information about Harry Potter's Book 5?

Answer:
The 5th Book in the Harry Potter Series is titled, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

It is scheduled to be released on June 21, 2003. You can find ordering information in our Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Bookstore. Amazon.com is currently taking pre-orders for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Books: You can Pre-Order either a Hardcover, Deluxe Edition, or a Library Binding copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Audio: You can Pre-Order either an Audio Cassette or an Audio CD of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

>>Browse the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Bookstore
>>Browse the Main Page of the Harry Potter Bookstore
>>Browse the IMA Hero™ Bookstore

Question:
Which of the following was the goal of the Lewis & Clark Expedition?
a) Find the Fountain of Youth
b) Explore the Seven Cities of Gold
c) Explore the North Pole
d) Find a water route across America to the Pacific Ocean

Lewis     Clark

Answer:
d) Find a water route across America to the Pacific Ocean.

Before Thomas Jefferson became president, he tried three times to organize expeditions to the land west of the Mississippi River. In 1803, Jefferson became President of the United States, and he formed this expedition. The official name of the expedition was the Corps of Discovery. It was led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The goal of the Lewis and Clark Expedition was to find a water route across America to the Pacific Ocean. As Jefferson stated, the aim of the expedition would be to explore the Missouri River to find "the most direct and practicable water communication across the continent for purposes of commerce."

Sacagawea was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. She served as an interpreter, diplomat, and peace symbol.

Did you know Juan Ponce de León tried to find the Fountain of Youth, Francisco Coronado looked for the Seven Cities of Gold, and Henry Hudson searched for a passage from England to the Far East through the North Pole? Read more about these explorers in the IMA Hero™ Explorers Reading Program.

>>Read about the Lewis and Clark Expedition
>>Browse the Lewis and Clark Books
>>Read about Sacagawea
>>Browse Sacagawea's Books

       

 

 

 


Archives Your Page | Quotes | Pictures | Feature Books | Trivia Questions | Did You Know… | Who's Your Hero? | Your Question

   

Happy Learning!

Email Your Suggestions, Comments, & Questions to info@imahero.com


 

Home | Collection | Who's Your Hero? | About Us | Privacy | Site Map | Online Store

©1999-2003 StarRise Creations. All rights reserved. The IMA Hero logo
and the IMA Hero bears are trademarks of StarRise Creations.