Category: Southeast

Jan Adkins

Born:  1944 Ohio connection: Birth Gallipolis Born in Gallipolis and raised across the river in Wheeling, West Virginia, author, designer and illustrator Jan Adkins describes himself as “an explainer, a storyteller with words and images, an advocate for young minds, a resource for images, and a dinosaur holdout for simplicity and grace in illustration, design …

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Robinson, Barbara

Portsmouth Born: October 24, 1927 Died: July 9, 2013 Ohio connection: Birth Barbara Robinson was born in the southern Ohio river town of Portsmouth, and her writing has been greatly influenced by her life in a small town. Robinson’s father died when she was three and her mother’s, a school teacher, encouraged her to read books. Robinson …

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