Eloise Greenfield

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Birthday
17, 1929
Birthplace
Parmele, NC
Birth Sign
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Birthday
17, 1929 (age 90)
Birthplace
Parmele, NC

About

American children's author best known for presenting a realistic and positive view of modern African-American communities.

Before Fame

She attended Miner Teachers College, but did not complete her degree as she realized she did not want to be a teacher. She, instead, worked for the Post Office.

Trivia

She won the Coretta Scott King Award for her 1976 novel, Africa Dream.

Family Life

She and her husband, Steve, had one daughter named Monica.

Associated With

She wrote a notable biography of civil rights leader Rosa Parks.