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Literary Birthdays: Jane Yolen

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Jane Hyatt Yolen was born on February 11, 1939 in New York City.


Literary Birthdays: Rosemary Wells

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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.”


Literary Birthdays: Louisa May Alcott

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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.


Literary Birthdays: Katherine Paterson

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Katherine Womeldorf Paterson was born on October 31, 1932 in Huai’an, China.


Literary Birthdays: Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884 in New York City, NY.


Literary Birthdays: Mary Shelley

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Mary Godwin Shelley was born in England on August 30, 1797.


Literary Birthdays: Jean Craighead George

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Jean Craighead George was born on July 2, 1919.


Literary Birthdays: Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, CT.


Literary Birthdays: Margaret Wise Brown

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Margaret Wise Brown was born on May 23, 1910 in Brooklyn, NY.


Literary Birthdays: Beverly Cleary

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April 12th is the birthday of author Beverly Cleary. It is also the day to Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.)!