|Birth Day||May 17, 1929|
|Birth Place||Parmele, NC|
|Age||91 YEARS OLD|
American children's author best known for presenting a realistic and positive view of modern African-American communities.
She attended Miner Teachers College, but did not complete her degree as she realized she did not want to be a Teacher. She, instead, worked for the Post Office.
She and her husband, Steve, had one daughter named Monica.
She wrote a notable biography of civil rights leader Rosa Parks.