Photo Credits

Grateful acknowledgment is given to the following sources for photographs in this book:

Jacket photograph © Richard Mallory Allnutt 2008,

Neil Armstrong © NASA Johnson Space Center Collection, George H. W. Bush © George Bush Presidential Library, Roberto Clemente © Jim Hanson, Clara Hale © Hale House, Jim Henson © Bernard Gotfryd, Barbara Johns © Robert Russa Moton Museum, Teri Meltzer and Ben Rubin © Brad Meltzer, Andy Miyares © Miyaris Family/Special Olympics Florida, Jackie Robinson © National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, N.Y., Eleanor Roosevelt © Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, Eli Segal © Phyllis Segal, Frank Shankwitz © Frank Shankwitz/Make-A-Wish Foundation, Team Hoyt © Team Hoyt Foundation, Dan West © Heifer International, Oprah Winfrey © Charlie Knoblock/Associated Press

Corbis Images: Paul Newman © Bettmann, Barack Obama © Obama for America/Reuters, Steven Spielberg © Steve Schapiro

Getty Images: Lucille Ball © Michael Ochs Archives, Norman Borlaug © Art Rickerby/Time & Life Pictures, Charlie Chaplin © American Stock, Albert Einstein © Ernst Haas, Mohandas Gandhi © Apic, Lou Gehrig © Transcendental Graphics, Miep Gies © Anne Frank Fonds-Basel/Anne Frank House, Aung San Suu Kyi © Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP, John Lennon © Chris Walter/WireImage, Nelson Mandela © Jurgen Schadeberg, Mother Theresa © Mark Edwards, Chesley B. Sullenberger III © Pool

Library of Congress: Bella Abzug – LC-DIG-ppmsc-03683, Frederick Douglass – LC-USZ62-15887, Harry Houdini – LC-USZC4-3277, Jesse Owens – LC-USZ62-27663, Dr. Seuss – LC-USZ62-116956, Anne Sullivan – LC-USZ6-2244, Harriet Tubman – LC-USZ62-7816, Mark Twain – LC-USZ62-112728, Wright Brothers – LC-W861-111

New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Library of Congress: Mohammad Ali – LC-USZ62-137782, Amelia Earhart – LC-USZ62-119130, Martin Luther King, Jr. – LC-USZ62-111164, Harper Lee – LC-USZ62-121597, Pele – LC-USZ62-120850, Jonas Salk – LC-USZ62-92227

National Archives:  Thomas Jefferson – ARC Identifier 535935/Local Identifier 208-PU-104HH(4), Abraham Lincoln – ARC Identifier 527823/Local Identifier 111-B-3656, George Washington – ARC Identifier 532939/Local Identifier 148-GW-1073

Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel ©  Joanne Siegel, copy in the Special Collections Research Center, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Mr. Rogers © Robert Lerner, photographer, LOOK Magazine Collection, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-L9 69-5151-kk

Special thanks to Andy Miyares and the entire Miyares family, Special Olympics Florida, Officer Frank Shankwitz, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona,, the family of Jim Hanson, Bernard Gotfryd, the legendary Robert Lerner, Joanne Siegel, Laura Siegel Larson, Norma Sue Hanson and everyone at Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library, Bradley Ricca, Heifer International and the people at, Nick Raposo for sharing his Dad’s song, Alexis Soto and everyone at, and my friend Phyllis Segal.