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About the Author
BARBARA KRAMER began writing biographies for children and young
adults after following the advice of another author who said, "Write what you like
to read." She remembered how much she enjoyed biographies when she was a kid,
especially stories about trailblazers such as Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, and
Elizabeth Blackwell and decided that's what she wanted to write. Her subjects have
included both historical figures and people in the news.