American History, Colonial and Revolutionary Periods (Juvenile Nonfiction)
Art (Juvenile Nonfiction)
Biography (Juvenile Nonfiction)
Biography, Artists (Juvenile Nonfiction)
Earth Sciences (Juvenile Nonfiction)
Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Dogs
Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography | Social Activists
Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography | Sports & Recreation
Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography | Women
Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Military & Wars
Juvenile Nonfiction | Transportation | Aviation
Long before she wrote The House of Dies Drear, M. C. Higgins, the Great, and many other children’s classics, Virginia Hamilton grew up among her extended family near Yellow Springs, Ohio, where her grandfather had been brought as a baby through the Underground Railroad. The family stories she heard as a child fueled her imagination, and the freedom to roam the farms and woods nearby trained her to be a great observer.
Growing up in Ladora, Iowa, Mildred “Millie” Benson had ample time to develop her imagination, sense of adventure, and independence. Millie left her small hometown to attend the University of Iowa, where she became the first person to earn a master’s degree from the school of journalism. While still a graduate student, Millie began writing for the Stratemeyer Syndicate, which published the phenomenally popular Hardy Boys series, among many others.