July 13th: Dori White's 100th anniversary (author of "Sarah and Kat
From email@example.com@21:1/5 to All on Fri Aug 30 11:16:36 2019
Btw (I'm amazed how many views this post of mine has received so far) if you want to check out who else in juvenile literature is getting a birthday greeting, obit, or tribute, go to rec.arts.books.childrens.
(I typically post birthday greetings only on people's 80th, 90th, and 100th birthdays, but I'll make a few exceptions now and then; Beverly Cleary will certainly deserve a birthday post when she turns 105 in 2021! Plus, there are those who died far too
young, so I will post tributes on their 70th and 80th anniversaries; I also did that for writer/illustrator John Steptoe on his 65th anniversary. Who knows if I'LL be around in 2050, when he'll have his 100th anniversary?)
I also post lists of upcoming anniversaries of writers, usually in January. Here's the one for this year (after the first page of comments, you may want to check out a few more things I said on page 3):
From firstname.lastname@example.org@21:1/5 to All on Sat Aug 31 08:29:45 2019
And, if you like, here are the oldest living writers as of July 2019 (yes, there are a few names that already need to be removed).
I don't know that much about the writers for adults (MOST people don't seem to recognize most of the names), but among the juvenile writers, there are eight who wrote mysteries, including the Edgar-winning Eve Bunting.