Author Spotlight – James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1841–1925) was born in Indiana, United States and made a career as an educator and administrator in that state starting at the age of 24. He served as the superintendent of Indiana’s school system for eighteen years and then went on to become a widely published textbook editor and children’s author in the subjects of legends, mythology, biography, and literature, among others.

Perhaps Baldwin's most well-known work today

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Author Spotlight – Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

Our Island Story

Not much is known about Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall. The bulk of information available about her life seems to come from her obituary from The Times of London, which is referred to in a Wikipedia article about her. I have not been able to find a copy of it and Wikipedia provides no link.
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Author Spotlight – Clara Dillingham Pierson

Among the Pond People

Clara Dillingham Pierson was born March 11, 1868 in Coldwater, Michigan. She was the only child of Captain Lucius Abell Dillingham and Jennie Lincoln. She was primarily schooled at home by her mother, but did graduate from a kindergarten training program in Chicago. Before her marriage to John W.S. Pierson in 1894, she taught a two-year kindergarten-training course at Alma College. After her marriage, she began writing for and about children. Her books were published by E.P. Dutton & Co… Clara D. Pierson moved to Grand Rapids in 1930 with her husband John and lived there until her death in 1952.

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