“The House on Mango Street” (1984) was the first book she wrote. She is also known for her subsequence short story collection “Woman Hollering Creek” and other stories (1991). She was the first Hispanic American to receive a major publishing contract. She won the Before Columbus Foundation's Book Award. She was selected as the Book of The Year by the New York time best seller.
Theresa Dodaro, author of Young Adult and Women’s Historical Fiction October 20, 1958, was not just any old day in Baldwin, NY. It was the day, Theresa Dodaro was born and the city became the place where she published her first novel. History and the “Once upon a time” story that it tells has significant interest for the author of the Tin Box Secret trilogy who spends time researching her family’s history as far back as the 1600s. Not only does she enjoy discovering her family’s heritage, she’s also traced her husband’s family lineage and has helped others discover their family roots. “I especially enjoy uncovering the secrets and the untold stories.
Rosamunde Pilcher is a famous author of romance novels who was born Rosamunde Scott on September 22, 1924 in Lelant, Cornwall. Pilcher started writing when she was only seven and saw her first story get published when she was eighteen years old. Pilcher was also in the Women 's Royal Naval Service from 1943 until 1946, and late in 1946, she married Graham Hope Pilcher. The couple would stay married for almost sixty-three years until his death in 2009, and had four kids together, two sons and two daughters, and fourteen grandchildren. She is the mother of Robin Pilcher, who is also an author.
or my people had been published in the Yale university series of younger poets. Margaret was born Birmingham was the daughter of a Methodist minister. She received a Rosenwald fellowship for creative writing in 1944.”My people” gave you information of what happen and the past then it goes to present and gave a way to make a better life. She was a part of the literary movement in Chicago. She lived in the Chicago area for seven years, coming of age in the shadow of the Great Migration and Depression and playing an active role in Bronzeville's artistic and intellectual circles.
Her first novel was How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (Julia Alvarez Authors). It was published in 1991(Schaefer). Alvarez was inspired to become a writer when one of her English teachers gave them an assignment where they had to write little stories about themselves (Julia Alvarez Contemporary). “Julia Alvarez admits that her critically acclaimed novel How the García Girls Lost Their Accents is a semi-autobiographical account of her family as they struggle to adjust to American culture’’ (How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents). The book has 15 chapters and is divided into three major parts - Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood.
Alice Walker was able to use symbolism to represent the families of heritage on of living using in Everyday Use. In the short novel Alice Walker talks about the life and struggles of black women.As she was the eighth child of sharecropper parents. She grew up in the midst of violent racism and poverty which was influenced her later writings. After graduating from high school in 1961 she got a scholarship for Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she stayed for two years and wrote her first novel which was published in
Maya Lin Maya Lin is an architect, sculptor, educator, and artist from the United States. Lin and her art feature across the United States. She became famous at the young age of 21 when she was chosen as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial designer. U.S. President Barack Obama awarded Maya Lin the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her design. ==Youth and Family== Maya Ying Lin was born on October 5, 1959, in Athens, Ohio.O’Connell, 2016 Julia Chang Lin, her mother, was born in Shanghai, China, emigrating to the U.S. in 1949 during the bombing of Shanghai Harbor when she won a scholarship to Smith College.The Art Story Foundation, 2016Lin, 2003Maya Ying Lin’s intelligent and creative parents paved the foundation for her extensive artistic career.
The Red Tent was published in 1997 and written by Anita Diamant. Anita was born in 1951 in Brooklyn New York, but she grew up in Newark, New Jersey until the age of 12, when her family moved to Denver, Colorado. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in comparative literature and earned a Master’s in American literature from Binghamton University in New York. She has been a journalist for magazines, and newspaper. She has written several other books, including the Jewish Wedding Now, Good Harbor and The Boston Girl.
Imagine this: it’s the early 1990’s, the day of Bill Clinton’s inauguration speech. A poet was invited to write and read the first inaugural poem. It went like this: “Here, on the pulse of this new day, / You may have the grace to look up and out / And into your sister 's eyes, and into / Your brother 's face, your country /And say simply / Very simply / With hope—Good morning.” This is Maya Angelou’s poem titled “On the Pulse of Morning”, just one of many of her works that were influenced by her life. In this moment it was influenced by the loss of one of her great friends, Martin Luther King Jr. Throughout her life, she faced many things, ranging from her early life to her adult years with her travels and friendships.
My name is Collier White and my great-great-great-great-great- grandmother wrote a memoir of my family’s difficult trip from England to The United States of America in the 1700s. Her name was Sarah J. Picken Cohen. I did not know her but I can tell that she was involved in my family’s story. She was involved by sharing our story in special places and sharing the memoir with lots of people. Her book was called Henry Luria or The Little Jewish Convert.
Molly Ivins was born in Monterey, California in 1944. Her family moved a year after to Houston, Texas where she was raised (Reader 7). While she attends high school, she interns for the Houston Chronicles and is assigned to the Complaint Department (Reader 9). It is in this department that Ivins ' recognizes what customers are interested in reading—what attracts readers, what they expect from journalists’ and their articles (Reader 10). Eventually, Ivins gets a job as a police reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune.