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March 2019 Notable Maryland Author Toby Devens

Toby Devens “I’m a chocoholic. Dark chocolate powers me through late-afternoon slumps.” Toby Devens Toby Devens was born and raised in the heart of Brooklyn. By the time she was twelve, she knew her passion was tapping words out on a keyboard. She couldn't not write. She starte...

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February 2019 Notable Maryland Author Benjamin Quarles

Dr. Benjamin Quarles (Jan 23, 1904 – Nov 16, 1996) “America would not be America without the African-American.” Dr. Benjamin Quarles Benjamin Arthur Quarles was a historian, administrator, scholar, educator, and writer. Born in Boston, MA, he attended local public schools. In 1...

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January 2019 Notable Maryland Author Ogden Nash

Frederic Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971) “I am a conscientious man, when I throw rocks at seabirds I leave no tern unstoned.”  Nash was born in Rye, New York and attended and then dropped out of Harvard after one year.  He worked on Wall Street and then as a teacher before becoming ...

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December 2018 Notable Maryland Author Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee (Sept 11, 1952 - ) “The moment you say 'I know everything' is the end of your growth.”  Sharon Lee was born in Baltimore, Maryland, graduated from Parkville Senior High School in 1970, and worked her way through the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is ...

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November 2018 Notable Maryland Author Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds “When it comes to books and reading, we have to get creative.”Born in Washington, DC and raised in neighboring Oxon Hill, MD, Jason Reynolds found inspiration in rap and begin writing poetry at nine years old. He didn’t read a novel cover to cover till he was 17. It...

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