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Dorothy Sterling (1913–2008)

Forfatter af Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman

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Author Dorothy Sterling was born on November 23, 1913 in Manhattan. She received a bachelor's degree from Barnard College in 1934. In the 1940's, she worked as a researcher for Life magazine, but left in frustration at a system under which women researchers gave material to men, who wrote the vis mere articles. Her first book, Sophie and Her Puppies, was published in 1951. She wrote more than 35 books for both children and adults throughout her lifetime including Freedom Train (1954), Captain of the Planter: The Story of Robert Smalls (1958), Black Foremothers: Three Lives (1979) and Close to My Heart (2005). She won numerous awards for her work including the 1976 Carter G. Woodson Book Award for The Trouble They Seen: Black People Tell the Story of Reconstruction. She died on December 1, 2008 at the age of 95. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Dorothy Sterling

Mystery of the Empty House (1960) — Forfatter — 166 eksemplarer
The Story of Caves (1956) 106 eksemplarer
Mary Jane (1959) 96 eksemplarer
The Silver Spoon Mystery (1958) 67 eksemplarer
Black Foremothers: Three Lives (1979) 65 eksemplarer
Lucretia Mott (1964) 57 eksemplarer
Fall is Here! (1966) 43 eksemplarer
Caterpillars (1961) 35 eksemplarer
Spring is Here! (1964) 18 eksemplarer
Insects and the homes they build (1954) 17 eksemplarer
Creatures of the Night (1960) 14 eksemplarer
Tender Warriors (1958) 7 eksemplarer
Ellen's Blue Jays (1961) 5 eksemplarer
The Brownie Scout Mystery (1956) 4 eksemplarer
The Cub Scout Mystery (1952) 4 eksemplarer
Billy goes exploring (1953) 3 eksemplarer
Tear Down Walls (1970) 2 eksemplarer
Sophie and her puppies (1951) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells (1995) — Efterskrift, nogle udgaver50 eksemplarer
The Best of Both Worlds: An Anthology of Stories for All Ages (1968) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Race Traitor 10 (1999) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer

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Has a story-telling rather than historical fact approach I alternately find fun and annoying. Decent background, though - and an excellent bibliography. I love when authors show their sources.
wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
What a pack of trouble those missing spoons have caused! They must be found.
Who in this pleasant little town would steal old silver spoons from a display at the public library? Trying to find the answer, the Hill Gang fins themselves wearing disguises, trailing Suspect No. 1 and digging up the clues that lead to the surprising ending.
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LynneQuan | Sep 23, 2017 |
Born into slavery, young Harriet Tubman knew only hard work and hunger. Escape seemed impossible - certainly dangerous. Yet Harriet was strong-willed and courageous.
jhawn | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jul 31, 2017 |



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