Poet, author, and teacher Gwendolyn Brooks was born on June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas. Brooks always loved to write. She began writing at an early age and her mother encouraged her writing skills by saying, ”You are going to be the lady Paul Laurence Dunbar.” Her premonition was right.
Known for his inspirational and historic novels, from The Autobiography of Malcolm X to Superfly T.N.T, Alex Haley was one of the most respected and legendary writer of all times.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee, famously reclusive and an extraordinary ‘iconic’ writer, died Friday. She was 89 years old.