Maria Ressa is a Filipino journalist, and the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network. Maria has more than 25 years of journalism under her belt, most of them as CNN’s bureau chief in Manila (1987-1995) then Jakarta (1995-2005). In 2018, she was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” and won the prestigious Golden Pen of Freedom Award from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-INFRA). Read Maria A. Ressa biography and profile.
Justin Trudeau, Author, Teacher, born December 25, 1971, Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister. He was first elected to the Canadian Parliament in 2008. In 2013, Trudeau became the leader of the Liberal Party. He and his party won an impressive victory in 2015 with Trudeau becoming the country’s second youngest prime minister. Read Justin Trudeau Biography and Profile.
Tomi Adeyemi, born 1 August 1993, a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. Tomi is known for her book Children of Blood and Bone, the first in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, Tomi Adeyemi received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. Read Tomi Adeyemi Biography and Profile.
Born in Yangon, Myanmar, 19 June 1945, Aung San Suu Kyi spent much of her early adult years abroad before returning home and becoming an activist against the brutal rule of dictator U Ne Win. She was placed under house arrest in 1989 and spent 15 of the next 21 years in custody, winning the 1991 Nobel Prize for Peace along the way. Read Aung San Suu Kyi Biography and Profile.
Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812 to June 9, 1870) was a British novelist, journalist, editor, illustrator and social commentator who wrote such beloved classic novels as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. Read Charles John Huffam Dickens Biography.