May 172019

Eloise Greenfield (born Parmele, North Carolina, 1929) has written at least 40 books for children. Her biography Paul Robeson received the 1976 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. Africa Dream earned Greenfield the 1976 Coretta Scott King Medal.

Edward Jenner (born Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England, 1749; died Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England, January 26, 1823) discovered the vaccine for smallpox. In 1980 health experts declared that the world was free from smallpox. Children can learn MUCH more at this very interesting website: Edward Jenner.

Grace Lin (born New Hartford, New York, 1974) writes and illustrates books for children. Her book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon received a 2010 Newbery Honor Award. Children can learn more at her website: Grace Lin.

Gary Paulsen (born Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1939) has written more than 200 books for young adults. Dogsong earned a 1986 Newbery Honor Award. His book The Winter Room received a 1990 Newbery Honor Award. He received the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1997 for his body of work.

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