Jim Murphy was known for his books about dramatic events in U.S. history. He won Newbery Honors for American Plague and The Great Fire.
Jack Higgins wrote more than 50 books, including the best-selling The Eagle Has Landed and the popular Sean Dillon series.
Patricia MacLachlan wrote more than 60 books for children, including the Newbery Award winning Sarah, Plain and Tall.
Shirley Hughes wrote and illustrated more than 50 books. She is a two-time recipient of the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration.
Author/illustrator Ashley Bryan won awards for his books, including the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration for Beautiful Blackbird.
Andre Leon Talley was the first Black man to serve as creative director for Vogue from 1988 to 1995 and then again from 1998 to 2013.
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Sidney Poitier rose to fame in films like A Raisin in the Sun and Lilies of the Field and was the first Black actor to win an Oscar.
Joan Didion came to prominence writing about California and the counterculture movement. She later won a National Book Award.
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bell hooks' writing focused on race, gender, and class. Her writing changed the cultural commentary and influenced countless readers.