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Whose birthday am I celebrating?

February 17, 2016

There’s no night without stars.

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Andre Norton was born February 17, 1912 in my fair city.  Born Alice Mary, she began writing when she was still a student at Collinwood High School.  At Western Reserve University she was training to become a teacher.  The Great Depression derailed those plans and she entered employment in the city’s public library system.  I can’t help but think all those books in the young adult section had a formative influence on her prolific output. She initially wrote historical fiction, but her later works include fantasy, science fiction and even crime fiction.

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Find her bibliography here.

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