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Minarik, Else Holmelund

When her very young daughter didn’t have enough books to read, Else Holmelund Minarik (born September 13, 1920) created a story with short sentences and simple words about a bear and his mother. Ursula Nordstrom, the legendary children’s book editor at Harper & Row, found out about this story and traveled to Commack, Long Island, […]


Jarrell, Randall

Born on May 6, 1914, Randall Jarrell grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. After earning his BA and MA degrees from Vanderbilt University, he taught at Kenyon College, the University of Texas, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 1964, Mr. Jarrell was struggling with writer’s block. His friend and editor, Michael di Capua, […]


de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk

Beatrice Schenk de Regniers was born in Lafayette, Indiana. She studied social work administration at the University of Chicago and earned her M.Ed. in 1941 from Winnetka Graduate Teachers’ College. After doing social work for several years, she was sent to the Sinai Peninsula to a Yugoslav refugee camp, constructing a kindergarten and teaching American folk […]