What do Julius Caesar, Rosa Parks, and Vincent van Gogh all have in common? They're all fascinating figures who shaped our world! Learn about these and so many more historical VIPs in 30 People You Should Know, brought to you by today's award-winning and best-known children's authors. In this collection of 40 essays which kicks off the 'Got a Minute'? series, each historical figure has a short piece - called a non-fiction minute - dedicated just to them. Learn how African-American singer Marian Anderson sang her way to the White House, and how an indentured servant named Juan de Pareja became an artist. Read all about Albert Einsteins theory of relativity - yes, it can be explained in a minute! These nonfiction appetizers are quick and easy-to-read, and will have children begging to know more about the world around them.