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Karl, Jean

Born on July 29, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, Jean E. Karl was a legendary children’s book editor and author. She began her career at Scott, Foresman & Company working with the Dick and Jane readers, then moved to Abingdon Press as their children’s book editor. In 1961, she was asked to start the Children’s Book […]


Hoban, Russell

Russell Hoban was born on February 4, 1925 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania to Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine. Hoban’s father was a newspaper manager as well as the director for the Philadelphia drama guild so Russell was exposed to the arts at an early age. He began to write as young student and has won many […]


Haywood, Carolyn

Carolyn Haywood was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 3, 1898. She graduated from the Philadelphia Normal School for Girls and taught for one year before attending the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She studied with Elizabeth Shippen Green, Jessie Wilcox Smith, and served as studio assistant for Violet Oakley, renowned muralist. Haywood herself painted […]


Alcott, Louisa May

Which author has had a book on the bestseller list for over 100 years after her death and has a crater on Venus named after her? Louisa May Alcott, one of the greatest female writers of the 19th century, was born on November 29th, 1832. She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, and May, were […]