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Beverly Cleary
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    (April 12, 1916-March 25, 2021)
    Wrote ‘Henry Huggins,’ ‘Ellen Tebbits,’ ‘Henry and Beezus,’ ‘Otis Spofford,’ ‘Henry and Ribsy,’ ‘Beezus and Ramona,’ ‘Fifteen,’ ‘Henry and the Paper Route,’ ‘Henry and the Clubhouse,’ ‘Ribsy,’ ‘The Mouse and the Motorcycle,’ ‘Socks,’ ‘Ramona the Pest,’ ‘Ramona the Brave,’ ‘Ramona and Her Father,’ ‘Ramona and Her Mother,’ ‘Ramona Quimby, Age 8,’ ‘Ralph S. Mouse,’ ‘Dear Mr. Henshaw,’ ‘Ramona Forever,’ ‘Strider’ and ‘Ramona’s World’
    Elementary school children are often forced to read her books.
    She claimed the creation of popular character Ramona Quimby was purely ‘accidental.’
    She refuses to allow movies to feature her characters unless she is granted script approval.
    Her Protestant family opposed her marriage to her Roman Catholic husband (1940).
    She was an illiterate child.
    Her books deal with real-life issues familiar to kids and young teens.
    Prior to being an author, she worked as a librarian.
    She graduated University of California-Berkeley.
    She won the Newbery Medal Award for Children’s Literature (‘Dear Mr. Henshaw,' 1984).
    The city of Portland, Oregon honored her with the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden featuring bronze statues of her most famous characters.

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