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Joanna Cole (born Newark, New Jersey, 1944; died Sioux City, Iowa, July 12, 2020) was a children’s author.  She wrote over 250 books that were published in thirteen countries. One of her enterprises was the Magic School Bus Series.

Don Freeman (born San Diego, California, 1908; died February 1, 1978) was a children’s author and illustrator. One of his books is A Pocket for Corduroy. Children could learn more about him at: Don Freeman.

Alex Haley (born Ithaca, New York, 1921; died Seattle, Washington, February 13, 1992) was a writer. One of his most famous works is Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The book, a Pulitzer Prize-winner in 1975, has been translated into 37 languages. He also wrote The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Steven Kroll (born New York, New York, 1941; died New York, New York, March 8, 2011) wrote at least 96 books for children. His works include Jungle Bullies and Sweet America. Children can learn more at: Steven Kroll.

George Sullivan (born Lowell, Massachusetts, 1927) has written at least 100 nonfiction books for children and young adults. His works include Matthew Brady: His Life and Photographs and Trapped.

Catherine Woolley (born Chicago, Illinois, 1904; died Truro, Massachusetts, July 23, 2005) wrote children’s books.  Often using the pen name Jane Thayer, she wrote 86 books. She is best known for The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy and Sandy and the Seventeen Glasses.

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