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Brinton Turkle

Born: August 15, 1915Died: October 9, 2003 Ohio connection: Birth Alliance Brinton Cassaday Turkle was an author and illustrator of twenty children’s books; he wrote about overcoming adversities, the power of truth, and reverence for all living creatures. During his career, Turkle illustrated over 100 books for other authors. Born on August 15, 1915, in Alliance, …

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Born: July 14, 1811Died: July 1, 1896 Ohio connection: Former Resident Cincinnati Author and social reformer Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose Uncle Tom’s Cabin helped galvanize anti-slavery efforts across the nation, was a Connecticut native who spent the years 1832–1850 in Cincinnati, Ohio. During those eighteen years, she would become a nationally-recognized author, wife, and mother to six children, …

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R.L. Stine

Born: 1943 Ohio connection: Birth Columbus Entered into the Guinness World Records 2000: Millennium Edition as author of the world’s top-selling children’s stories, Robert Laurence Stine was born in Columbus, Ohio. When he was nine years old, he began writing short stories, jokes, and comic books for his friends. He attended Ohio State University and …

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