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Margery Cuyler (born Princeton, New Jersey, 1948) has written at least 35 picture books, four novels, and three nonfiction books for children. Her works include the classic That’s Good! That’s Bad! and The Little Dump Truck.

George Catlett Marshall

George Catlett Marshall (born Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 1880; died Washington, DC, October 16, 1959) was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during World War II. Following the war, he was the country’s secretary of state. He was the designer of the Marshall Plan, a way to help get war-torn Europe back on its feet. He received the 1953 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in carrying out the Marshall Plan. He was the only United States general to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Henri-Emile-Benoit Matisse (born Le Cateau, Picardy, France, 1869; died Nice, France, November 3, 1954) was an artist. He was a part of the fauve movement. He did not attempt to paint in a realistic style. He used bright colors and bold strokes. Children could visit a website at: Henri Matisse. They could also read A Bird or Two: A Story about Henri Matisse, by Bijou Le Tord. They could see some of Matisse’s work, and they could try to imitate his style.

Cynthia Leitich Smith (born Kansas City, Missouri, 1967) writes books for children. Because she was born into the Muskogee Creek Nation, her writing concentrates on the experiences of Native Americans . Her works include Jingle Dancer and Blessed. Children can learn more at: Cynthia Leitich Smith.

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