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L’Engle, Madeleine

Madeleine L’Engle was born on November 29, 1918, in New York City. Her father was a writer and her mother was a pianist. She grew up in an artistic household among creative people. The first book of science fiction I ever encountered was A Wrinkle in Time when my sixth grade teacher read it aloud […]


Cooney, Barbara

Born August 6, 1917, Barbara Cooney and her twin brother were delivered in a hotel room in New York City. The twins grew up there, the children of a stockbroker father and an artist mother, who encouraged Barbara’s artistic interest. She attended Smith College, where she obtained a degree in art history. A self-described “greedy reader,” […]