Jane Hyatt Yolen was born on February 11, 1939 in New York City.
On January 29, 1943 Rosemary Wells was born in New York City. “When I was a child, I remember drawing more than any other single thing.”
On November 29, 1832 Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, PA. Alcott grew up in Boston and Concord, MA, at a time when girls were not expected or encouraged to become educated.
Katherine Womeldorf Paterson was born on October 31, 1932 in Huai’an, China.
Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884 in New York City, NY.
Mary Godwin Shelley was born in England on August 30, 1797.
Jean Craighead George was born on July 2, 1919.
Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, CT.
Margaret Wise Brown was born on May 23, 1910 in Brooklyn, NY.
April 12th is the birthday of author Beverly Cleary. It is also the day to Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.)!