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Fisher, Aileen

Born on September 9, 1906 in Iron River, Michigan, Aileen Fisher graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism in 1927. She moved to Chicago, helped to place women journalists, and became director in 1928 of the Women’s National Journalistic Register. She sold her first poem to Child Life magazine in 1927. […]


DeJong, Meindert

Meindert DeJong (“Mick”) was born in Wierum, Netherlands on March 4, 1906. He emigrated to Grand Rapids, Michigan with his family when he was eight. He graduated with an A.B. from Calvin College in 1928. In World War II, he served in China as historian for the Chinese-American Wing of the 14th Air Force. He […]


de Angeli, Marguerite

Marguerite (Lofft) de Angeli was born on March 14, 1889 in Lapeer, Michigan. Her father was a photographer and her grandfather was the town’s blacksmith. At the age of 13, her family moved to Philadelphia, where Marguerite’s artistic inclinations were encouraged. She was interested in singing, writing, and drawing, seemingly heading toward a career as a […]


Aardema, Verna

Born on June 6th, 1911, in New Era, Michigan, Verna Aardema received a BA degree from Michigan State University and then taught grade school in her home state until 1973. From 1951 to 1972, she was a staff correspondent for the Muskegon Chronicle. She knew she wanted to be a writer when she was 11 […]