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    Side by side : five favorite picture-book teams go to work

    Marcus, Leonard S., 1950-

    Describes the process by which several teams of authors and illustrators have created such picture books as "Louis the Fish," "The Glorious Flight," "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales," "Sam and the Tigers," and "The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses."

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    Shout

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    Shout : a poetry memoir

    Anderson, Laurie Halse, author.

    Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, this important memoir is a denouncement of our society's failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. Shout speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice-- and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore.

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    Contemporary fiction writers of the South

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    Contemporary fiction writers of the South : a bio-bibliographical sourcebook

    Includes biographical/critical essays, lists of works, and bibliographies for further study of 49 contemporary Southern writers.

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    Speaking for ourselves too

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    Speaking for ourselves too : More autobiographical sketches by notable authors of books for young adults

    SUMMARY : Eighty-nine notable American and English authors of books for young adults describe their life and work.

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    In search of our mothers' gardens

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    Where the bluebird sings to the lemonade springs

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    A house of my own

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    A house of my own : stories from my life

    Cisneros, Sandra.

    "From the beloved author of The House on Mango Street: a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography: an intimate album of a literary legend's life and career. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico, in a region where 'm ancestors lived for centuries,' the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, where she could truly take root, has eluded her. With this collection-- spanning nearly three decades, and including never-before-published work-- Cisneros has come home at last. Ranging from the private (her parents' loving and tempestuous marriage) to the political (a rallying cry for one woman's liberty in Sarajevo) to the literary (a tribute to Marguerite Duras), and written with her trademark sensitivity and honesty, these poignant, unforgettable pieces give us not only her most transformative memories but also a revelation of her artistic and intellectual influences. Here is an exuberant, deeply moving celebration of a life in writing lived to the fullest-- an important milestone in a storied career"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The journey home

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    Under the royal palms

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    Under the royal palms : a childhood in Cuba

    Ada, Alma Flor.

    The author recalls her life and impressions growing up in Cuba.

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    Gather together in my name

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    The heart of a woman

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    The heart of a woman

    Angelou, Maya.

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    I know why the caged bird sings

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    Singin' and swingin' and gettin' merry like Christmas

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    A song flung up to heaven

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    A song flung up to heaven

    Angelou, Maya.

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    Maya Angelou

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    Maya Angelou : a glorious celebration

    Gillespie, Marcia.

    An unusual and irresistible look at Maya Angelou's life as well as her myriad interests and accomplishments by the people who know her best--her longtime friends Marcia Ann Gillespie and Richard Long, and her niece Rosa Johnson Butler. Features over 150 sepia portraits, family photographs, and letters.

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    James Baldwin

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    James Baldwin

    Rosset, Lisa.

    A biography of an American author noted for his books on racial conflict in the United States.

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    Amiri Baraka

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    Amiri Baraka

    Bernotas, Bob.

    A biography of the black poet, playwright, and political activist (formerly Leroi Jones), who was a leading member of the "Beat Generation."

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    Margaret Wise Brown

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    Raymond Chandler

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    Raymond Chandler : a biography

    Hiney, Tom, 1970-

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    King of the mild frontier

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    King of the mild frontier : an ill-advised autobiography

    Crutcher, Chris.

    Chris Crutcher, author of young adult novels such as "Ironman" and "Whale Talk," as well as short stories, tells of growing up in Cascade, Idaho, and becoming a writer.

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    Brother, I'm dying

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    Brother, I'm dying

    Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-

    Edwidge Danticat describes the relationship between her father, Mira, and his older brother, Joseph, discussing how their relationship changed from their childhood in Haiti through their immigration to America to their eventual separation.

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    An American childhood

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    An American childhood

    Dillard, Annie.

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    Being red

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    Being red

    Fast, Howard, 1914-

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    The hunt and the feast

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    The hunt and the feast : a life of Ernest Hemingway

    Tessitore, John.

    A biography of the acclaimed American writer whose childhood and adult experiences became common themes in his stories and novels.

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    Chester Himes

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    Chester Himes

    Wilson, M. L. (Matthew Lawrence), 1960-

    A biography of the black novelist renowned for his series of detective stories.

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    Rhythm and folklore

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    Borderlines

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    Borderlines : a memoir

    Kraus, Caroline.

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    Jack London

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    Jack London : a biography

    Dyer, Daniel (Daniel Osborn), 1944-

    Biography of the colorful American writer who had been an oyster pirate, a seal hunter, a mill worker, a hobo, and a political activist before becoming a popular author at the age of twenty-nine.

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    The lonely hunter

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    Bad boy

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    Bad boy : a memoir

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

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    Silent dancing

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    Silent dancing : a partial remembrance of a Puerto Rican childhood

    Ortiz Cofer, Judith, 1952-

    A collection of writings by the poet, novelist, and essayist recalling her childhood spent shuttling between the land of her birth and the family home in New Jersey.

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    Uncle Boris in the Yukon and other shaggy dog stories

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    Lost in place

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    Stitches

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    Stitches : a memoir

    Small, David, 1945-

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    Knots in my yo-yo string

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    Knots in my yo-yo string : the autobiography of a kid

    Spinelli, Jerry.

    This Italian-American Newbery Medalist presents a humorous account of his childhood and youth in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

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    Gertrude Stein

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    Gertrude Stein; a biography

    Greenfeld, Howard.

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    Eudora Welty

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    One writer's beginnings

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    One writer's beginnings

    Welty, Eudora, 1909-

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    This boy's life

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    This boy's life : a memoir

    Wolff, Tobias, 1945-

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    Brown girl dreaming

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    Brown girl dreaming

    Woodson, Jacqueline, author.

    Writer Jacqueline Woodson tells the story of her childhood in free verse.

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    Richard Wright

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    Richard Wright

    Urban, Joan, 1950-

    Traces the life and achievements of the Black American, Richard Wright.

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    American hunger

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    American hunger

    Wright, Richard, 1908-1960.

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    26 Fairmount Avenue

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    26 Fairmount Avenue

    De Paola, Tomie.

    Children's author-illustrator Tomie De Paola describes his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy.

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    Brown girl dreaming

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    Stories of the author's childhood from the '60s and '70s told in prose.

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    Author : a true story

    Lester, Helen.

    Children's author Helen Lester describes her life from age three to adulthood and discusses how she writes.

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    My life in dog years

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    My life in dog years

    Paulsen, Gary.

    The author describes some of the dogs that have had special places in his life, including his first dog, Snowball, in the Phillippines; Dirk, who protected him from bullies; and Cookie, who saved his life.

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    Guts

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    Guts : the true stories behind Hatchet and the Brian books

    Paulsen, Gary.

    The author relates incidents in his life and how they inspired parts of his books about the character, Brian Robeson.

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    Bill Peet

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    Bill Peet : an autobiography

    Peet, Bill.

    The well-known author and illustrator relates the story of his life and work.

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    The boy on Fairfield Street

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    The boy on Fairfield Street : how Ted Geisel grew up to become Dr. Seuss

    Krull, Kathleen.

    Introduces the life of renowned children's author and illustrator Ted Geisel, popularly known as Dr. Seuss, focusing on his childhood and youth in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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    Who was Dr. Seuss?

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    Who was Dr. Seuss?

    Pascal, Janet B.

    Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books like his classic The Cat in the Hat. This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings an amazingly gifted author/illustrator to life.

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    Shel Silverstein

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    Shel Silverstein

    Haney, Johannah, author.

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    Knots in my yo-yo string

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    Knots in my yo-yo string : the autobiography of a kid

    Spinelli, Jerry.

    This Italian-American Newbery Medalist presents a humorous account of his childhood and youth in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

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    Don't you know there's a war on?

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    Don't you know there's a war on?

    Stevenson, James, 1929-

    The author recalls his efforts to win the Second World War, including planting a victory garden, collecting tin foil, and looking for spies.

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    E.B. White

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    E.B. White : some writer!

    Gherman, Beverly.

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    Some writer!

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    Some writer! : the story of E. B. White

    Sweet, Melissa, 1956-, author, illustrator.

    "SOME PIG," Charlotte the spider's praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White's Charlotte's Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White's personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children's book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter.

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    Laura Ingalls Wilder

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    Laura Ingalls Wilder : a biography

    Anderson, William, 1952-

    A biography of the writer whose pioneer life on the American prairie became the basis for her "Little House" books.

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    Bigmama's

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    Crews, Donald.

    Visiting Bigmama's house in the country, young Donald Crews finds his relatives full of news and the old place and its surroundings just the same as the year before.

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    The year I didn't go to school

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    The year I didn't go to school

    Potter, Giselle.

    Relates the experiences of children's author Giselle Potter when, at the age of seven, she toured Italy with her family's tiny theater company, The Mystic Paper Beasts.

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    Speak, so you can speak again

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    Mark Twain

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    Mark Twain his amazing adventure

    Documentary on the life story of the American humorist and storyteller Mark Twain.

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    Richard Wright : writing is his weapon

    Covers Richard Wright from the time of his birth to poor sharecropper parents in the deep South in 1908, his rise to the top of the literary world at just 32 years old, and his mysterious demise.

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    Tell them anything you want a portrait of Maurice Sendak

    Presents a portrait of Maurice Sendak, a seminal talent who is conflicted with his success, and whose lifelong obsession with death has subtly and ironically influenced his work. Now 81, Sendak is best known for his first book, Where the wild things are, which he wrote after spending ten years as an illustrator. Through his own words, firsthand photos, and illustrations, Sendak offers a rare, intimate, and unexpected look at his exceptional life.

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