|Ramona at the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden|
Beverly Cleary started writing for children in 1950, and has written more than 20 books with some of children's literature's most memorable characters, and her birthday is celebrated as National Drop Everything And Read Day. If you'd like to learn more about the author, Beverly Cleary has also written 2 memoirs:
Follows the popular children's author from her childhood years in Oregon through high school and into young adulthood, highlighting her family life and her growing interest in writing.
Follows the popular children's author through college years during the Depression; jobs including that of librarian; marriage; and writing and publication of her first book, Henry Huggins.
|Gresham Library Ramona Quimby statue, courtesy of Multnomah County Library Flickr|
A Beverly Cleary Pilgrimage, From Yamhill to Klickitat Street [The Atlantic]
The Ageless Appeal of Beverly Cleary [New York Times]
12 Charming Tidbits About Beverly Cleary [Mental Floss]
The World of Beverly Cleary
Beverly Cleary - Living Legend
Author Beverly Cleary's childhood home for sale
*book descriptions are taken from the library catalog unless otherwise noted