Rachel Louise Carson Life Begins Rachel Louise Carson was born on May 27, 1907 in Springfield, Pennsylvania, where she lived with her family. Her family was very poor, and she had two older siblings with which she shared a room. She was very interested in nature, which she claimed to have learned from her mother. She also loved to write. In fact, when she was ten years old, she wrote a story called St. Nick, that was published in a kid’s magazine.
Edna St. Vincent Millay was born in Rockland, Maine on February 22, 1892. Her parents got a divorce in the 1900s when Edna was eight years old. Her father was a teacher and had a gambling problem. Edna lived with her mom and her sisters; Norma, and Kathleen live in a bad area. Her mom was a nurse trying to help the family.
To earn some extra money Harriet wrote for local magazines and papers. Harriet became a literary sensation when “Uncle Toms Cabin was published. She got her inspiration for the book because Harriet lost four of her seven children, Her son Samuel Charles died at eighteen months from cholera, and her son Henry drowned while a student at Dartmouth college. Years later
The abuse ended when she was fourteen years old; Oprah credits her father for saving her from the abuse. Oprah had a son when she was 14 years old who died as an infant.Because of her teen pregnancy, she often had suicidal thoughts. As a teen, she learned 20 new vocabulary words a week and she was crowned Miss Black Tennessee in 1972. In highschool, Oprah was elected President of Student Council and she was also selected “most popular” in high school as a senior. She graduated from Nicolet High School
Kenneth and Mamie received their bachelor and masters from Howard University. Mamie did her master thesis on, “The Development of Consciousness of Self in Negro Pre-School Children, She did this because of her work with the all black nursery school and her future husband wrote the thesis with her and added the research on self-identification in Black children and she had two children during this time, Katie in 1940 and Hilton in 1943, all the she completing her degree (Butler, 2009). Kenneth went to Columbia University in 1937 and Mamie in 1938 graduated magna cu laude. Mamie worked at a law office for a while. That is where she saw firsthand how segregation had a damaging effect.
The date was December 15th, 1994 Mr. and Mrs. Johnson welcomes their new baby girl into the world in Seattle, Washington. They decided on the name Julia May Johnson after Mr. Johnson’s mother. Their little princess has blue crystal eyes with light blonde hair with the cutest button nose and tiny fingers and toes. After five years went by her mother got very sick with breast cancer and passed on March 4th, 1999. Julia’s father took his wife’s death extremely hard and was really never around anymore, even though Julia lived with her father most of the time she was with her sitter Becky.
Bio: Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the disciplines of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland. She worked briefly as a legal secretary. "I could type fast but couldn't spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever," she says now. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along.
In 1856 Blackwell adopted Katherine “Kitty” Barry a Scottish Orphan. In her late years she was fairly active, in 1898 she published her autobiography at the time it was not successful. In 1906 she visited the United States and took her first and last automobile ride. In 1907 Blackwell fell down a flight of stairs thus leaving her almost completely mentally and physically disabled. On May 13, 1910 Elizabeth Blackwell died in her home in Hastings, England after suffering from a stroke that left half her body paralyzed, she was buried in Kilmun, Scotland and her obituaries were published in The Lancet and the British Medical
Mary Shelley: The Birth of Frankenstein Mary Shelley is an English author that wrote the gothic novel, Frankenstein. Mary Shelley is known worldwide for the novel, Frankenstein, a book full of taboos during the 1800 time period, especially written by a female and being only 19 years old. Mary Shelley was the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, a feminist philosopher and William Godwin, a liberal journalist, novelist and poet during the Enlightenment Period. Mary Wollstonecraft died 11 days after the birth of Mary because of complications during birth. William Godwin married again 4 years later and Mary grew up in a house, with a half sister Fanny, stepbrother, Charles and stepsister, Claire.
Sharon Olds’ Poetry Explained Sharon Olds was born in 1942 in San Francisco and received education from Stanford and Columbia University. She married a man in the late 1960s and is the mother of a son and daughter. That marriage eventually ended and the painful breakup has influenced her poetry heavily. Olds writes continuously, and only after an extensive amount of time has passed she feels the need to put together poems that comprise a book. She is one of a few poets in the United States whose books of poetry sell in large quantities.