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Honoring Jean Craighead George

Today we remember Jean Craighead George, it would have been her 94th birthday today. The Newbery Medal-winning author and environmentalist remains an inspiration for children and adults all of the world. Her timeless works include:

  • Julie of the Wolves
  • My Side of the Mountain
  • The Wolves are Back

and over a hundred others!  Jean will always be a cherished member of the WCC “pack,” her commitment to children and the wild will continue to stir passion within everyone who opens her books.  Every time Atka got to see his dear friend, he was unable to resist singing just for her.  Today, we all sing for our hero.

Jean Craighead George R.I.P. (July 2, 1919 – May 15, 2012).