Marguerite de Angeli
de Angeli (1889 - 1987) illustrated children's books and Sunday school papers from 1921 to 1935 when her publisher asked her to write for young audiences. She wrote extensively about ethnic groups and immigrants. de Angeli was the first children's book author to write about a black family and racial prejudice in Bright April (1946). Most of her stories centers on the ordinary day-to-day concerns of all children, but she did write about war, revenge, poverty and the plague.
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