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Bontemps, Arna

  Born on October 13, 1902 in Louisiana, Arna Bontemps grew up and was educated in California. Upon graduating from college he accepted a teaching position in New York City, where he became friends with several other writers and educators, including Langston Hughes. Bontemps would become, along with Hughes, one of the influential artists of […]

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Miles, Miska

      Miska Miles was a pseudonym for the author Patricia Miles Martin, born November 14, 1899 in Cherokee, Kansas. She was a graduate of the University of Wyoming and worked as an elementary school teacher for four years before beginning a career in writing. Patricia began writing almost by accident. She had enrolled […]

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Mazer, Norma Fox

Norma Fox Mazer was born May 15, 1931. This prolific young adult author from Glen Falls, New York, began her career writing pulp fiction, 5,000 words each week for eight years. Both she and her novelist husband, Harry Mazer, did this to support their four children. “We learned so much during those years. How to […]

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Tunis, Edwin

Edwin Tunis, author and artist, was born on December 8th, 1897. He was born in Cold Spring Harbor, New York and brought up in North Carolina, Maryland and Delaware, developing a lifelong passion for American history and culture. He studied at the Maryland Institute of Art. He is known for his handsome social histories, his […]

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Stolz, Mary

Mary Stolz was born on March 24, 1920, in Boston, Massachusetts. She went to school in New York City, and later lived on Florida’s Gulf Coast. She was a writer from the time she was a teen, editing her school magazine. Ms. Stolz married at 18 and stopped writing to be a homemaker and raise […]

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Steig, William

Called the “King of Cartoons” by Newsweek magazine, William Steig was born on November 14, 1907. He carved out dual careers as both a highly-respected and entertaining cartoonist and an award-winning, bestselling author of children’s books and novels. Steig was born into an artistic family in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in the Bronx, […]

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Lenski, Lois

Lois Lenski was born on October 14, 1893 to a Lutheran minister and a schoolteacher who raised their daughter in Anna, Ohio. Her third grade teacher encouraged her to draw. She traced flowers from seed catalogs and filled them in with watercolors. She copied magazine covers. Until she was fourteen she used a twenty-five cent box […]

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Lauber, Patricia

Patricia Lauber celebrated her birthday on February 5, 1924. She was born in New York City, but grew up in East Norwalk. Ms. Lauber graduated from Wellesley College. She published more than 125 books during her career, many of them about science, striving to “make science both an entertaining as well as an enriching experience for […]

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Selden, George

George Selden (Thompson) was born on May 14, 1929. Well-known as the author of The Cricket in Times Square (illustrated by Garth Williams), he was born in Hartford, Connecticut and educated at Loomis School and Yale University. A Fulbright scholarship took him to Italy in 1951 and 1952. His first two books were titles he […]

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Kendall, Carol

Carol Kendall was born on September 13, 1917, in Bucyrus, Ohio. She received an AB degree from Ohio University. Her first novel was an adult mystery, The Black Seven, published in 1946. Her protagonist in that book was a twelve-year-old. She enjoyed writing about children so much that she soon published two mystery novels for […]

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