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Tag Archives | young adult

Highwater, Jamake

    Jamake Highwater, born on February 14th, around 1932, was a remarkably prolific writer, art critic, and anthropologist. He not only wrote young adult novels, but also books on theater, literature, mythology, architecture, photography, dance, and music. He was placed in an orphanage as a young boy, from which he was adopted at age seven. […]


Herbert, Frank

Frank Herbert, born on October 8, 1920, in Tacoma, Washington, was a very smart kid. He carried books around in a Scout pack, reading everything he could. He was also a refusenik, having an independent spirit that frequently got him into trouble. He didn’t graduate from college because he wouldn’t take the courses required to […]


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 […]


Danziger, Paula

Paula Danziger was born on August 18th in Washington, D.C. Raised in Virginia and New Jersey, she earned a BA in English and an MA in reading. She taught junior and senior high, as well as college. Her first book, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, was published in 1974. She wrote over 25 books, including The United Tates of […]


Daly, Maureen

Born in Ireland on March 15, 1921, Maureen Daly’s family soon moved to Wisconsin because it reminded her father of the Emerald Isle. She married William P. McGivern, a mystery writer, in 1946, and the two of them traveled the world until he died of cancer in 1982. They had two children. Ms. Daly is […]


Cormier, Robert

Robert Cormier was born on Jan. 17, 1925 in Leominster, Massachusetts, and he lived there his entire life. He said that he always wanted to be a writer, and a seventh-grade teacher at his parochial school gave him his first real encouragement. He attended nearby Fitchburg State College where, as a freshman, he made his first […]