Aliki Brandenberg (born Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, 1929) has written and/or illustrated at least 80 books for children. She has written, among other works, How a Book Is Made and Milk: From Cow to Carton.
Prudence Crandall (born Hopkinton, Rhode Island, 1803; died Elk Falls, Kansas, January 28, 1890) was a teacher. Her school was boycotted when the families found out she had included an African-American girl. She then created a school for “young ladies and misses of colour.” The town of Canterbury eventually drove her out, and she moved west. Older children can read a brief biography at: Prudence Crandall.