Sunday, March 29, 2009

Color Online Quiz: Literature & Women's Studies

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Quiz #20

Name the author and the title of one of her works. Provide link if possible.

"[She] was born in Parmele, North Carolina, on May 17, 1929. The second oldest of five children, she moved, as an infant, with her family to Washington, D.C. She studied piano as a child and teenager. She loved music, movies, and books. As a young wife and mother in her early twenties, while working as a clerk-typist at the U. S. Patent Office, [fill in] began a search for satisfying work. She found it in writing...

After several years of study and rejections from publishers, [fill in] had her first poem published in the Hartford Times in 1962. Her first book was published in 1972. She is now the author of more than 40 books for children -- poetry, biography, picture books and older fiction. She says her mission is twofold: (1) to contribute to the development of a large body of African American literature for children and (2) to continue to fill her life with the joy of creating with words."


susan said...

C'mon people. In the age of google, we can't get any love here? You don't have to know the answer, go find it. Take a guess. What, free books from the fabulous Prize Bucket isn't an enticement?

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Thanks for the invite Susan - I had no idea that you were doing this!! :) While I didn't know off-hand who this was, I did some searching and discovered Eloise Greenfield, who has written quite a few books, including children's books (which my son would enjoy). Among them, Grandma's Joy (which my mother would love), For The Love of The Game (My hubby loves Michael Jordan and would enjoy reading this one with our son), and many others. :)

Thanks for the fun contest and giveaway!!

~ Wendi of Wendi's Book Corner
wbarker at

susan said...


Hi Wendi,

Thanks for coming by. Do check out our Shades of Love feature, it focuses on children and YA literature.

Please spread the word. :-)

Ali said...

Dang, I got here too late. Good job, Wendi!