Oct 082024

Barthe DeClements (born Seattle, Washington, 1920) is an author. Her works include Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You and Spoiled Rotten.

Frank Herbert (born Tacoma, Washington, 1920; died Madison, Wisconsin, February 11, 1986) was a writer. He is most known for his Dune series. Young adults can learn more at: Frank Herbert.

Jesse Jackson (born Greenville, North Carolina, 1941) is a minister and a civil rights leader.

Trinka Hakes Noble (born Michigan, 1944) writes and illustrates books for children. Her books include the Jimmy’s Boa series and The Last Brother. Children can visit her website at: Trinka Hakes Noble.

Edward Rickenbacker (born Columbus, Ohio, 1890; died Zurich, Switzerland, July 23, 1973) was an aviator and a World War I ace fighter pilot. He received the Medal of Honor.

Faith Ringgold (born Harlem, New York, 1930; died Englewood, New Jersey, April 12, 2024) was an artist. She also wrote and illustrated children’s books. Her book Tar Beach earned a 1992 Caldecott Honor Award and the 1992 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky received the 1993 Jane Addams Picture Book Award. Children can visit her website at: Faith Ringgold.


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R. L. Stine (born Columbus, Ohio, 1943) has written hundreds of books for children and young adults. His works include the Goosebumps series and the Fear Street series. Young adults can visit his website at: R. L. Stine.

Mike Thaler (born Los Angeles, California, 1936; 23, 2024died Yakima County, Washington, March ) wrote at least 210 books for children. His works include The Teacher from… series and another  series, Tales from the Back Pew. Children can learn more at: Mike Thaler.

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