Author Ellen Levine has passed away. She was 73-years-old.
Levine (pictured, via) devoted her life’s work to social justice which inspired so much of her writing. Levine became well-known for her children’s nonfiction titles but she published books for children, young adults and adults. Those who wish to make donations in her honor are encouraged to support Planned Parenthood.
Here’s more from her publisher: “Henry’s Freedom Box (a Caldecott Honor) is the true story of a slave who mailed himself to freedom; Darkness Over Denmark details the rescue of Jews by the Danes in World War II; A Fence Away from Freedom details the internment of Japanese Americans in the 1940s; Freedom’s Children, a profile of young black civil rights activists in the 1960s, was termed ‘nothing short of wonderful’ in a New York Times review; I Hate English, about a Chinese girl struggling to learn English, has become a resource for ESL teachers.”