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Hurd, Edith Thacher

Edith Thacher Hurd was born in Missouri on September 13, 1910. She married Clement Hurd in 1939. They became one of children’s literature’s best-known teams, working on picture books like Johnny Lion’s Book (1965) and Wilson’s World (1971). After the couple moved to Vermont, their son, Thacher, was born in 1949. Clem and Posey, as their […]


Hughes, Langston

Born in Joplin, Missouri on February 1, 1902, Langston Hughes was an astoundingly prolific poet and writer, well-known today for being a part of the Harlem Renaissance and a premiere contributor to the American literary heritage. He wrote sixteen books of poems, two novels, three collections of short stories, four volumes of “editorial” and “documentary” […]


Heinlein, Robert

Robert Anson Heinlein was born on July 7, 1907, in Butler, Missouri. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and then graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1929. He served as a naval officer until 1934, when tuberculosis forced him out of the service. In 1939, he took to writing science fiction in […]