Category: Northeast

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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Tolan, Stephanie S.

Canton Born: October 25, 1942 Ohio connection: Birth Reading late at night with a flashlight under the covers, Stephanie Tolan discovered early on the magic of the written word. Born in Canton, Ohio, on October 25, 1942, and raised in Wisconsin, Tolan wrote her first story in fourth grade. Although she had received rejection slips by the …

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Springstubb, Tricia

Cleveland Heights Born: 1950 Ohio connection: Resident Tricia Springstubb has published over a dozen books for young readers. What Happened on Fox Street was published by HarperCollins in August 2010.  Her adult fiction and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals, including The Iowa Review, Hunger Mountain, and Brain, Child, and she’s a frequent book critic for The Plain Dealer.  She is …

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Siegel, Jerry

Cleveland Born: October 17, 1914 Died: January 28, 1996 Ohio connection: Birth Born in Cleveland to Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, Jerry Siegel, along with boyhood friend Joe Shuster, created Superman, one of the most recognizable fictional characters of the 20th century.  Siegel created the character of Superman, his background story and superpowers, while Joe Shuster worked as the artist, rendering Superman in his now familiar tights and …

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