People

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    There are 18 total persons in this view.

  • Ann Druyan

    Ann Druyan

    Emmy Award Winner and Peabody Award Winner

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    Ann Druyan is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning American writer, producer, and director specializing in the communication of science. She co-wrote the 1980 PBS documentary series "Cosmos", hosted by Carl Sagan, whom she married in 1981.

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  • Tomie dePaola

    Tomie dePaola

    Children's Literature Legacy Award Winner

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    Tomie dePaola was an American writer and illustrator who created more than 260 children's books such as Strega Nona. He received the Children's Literature Legacy Award for his lifetime contribution to American children's literature in 2011.

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  • Dean Koontz

    Dean Koontz

    Author

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    Dean Koontz is an author. His novels are billed as suspense thrillers, but frequently incorporate elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire. He has published over 105 novels, and has sold over 450 million copies of his work.

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  • Ana Luísa Amaral

    Ana Luísa Amaral

    Professor, University of Porto

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    Ana Luísa Amaral is a Professor at the University of Porto. She holds a Ph.D. on the poetry of Emily Dickinson and has academic publications (in Portugal and abroad) in the areas of English and American Poetry, Comparative Poetics and Feminist Studies.

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  • Chelsea Clinton

    Chelsea Clinton

    Author

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    Chelsea Clinton is an American author and global health advocate. She is the only child of former United States President Bill Clinton and former United States Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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  • Phillis Wheatley

    Phillis Wheatley

    1st Published African-American Poet

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    Phillis Wheatley was the first published African-American female poet. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven or eight and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston.

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  • Alex Haley

    Alex Haley

    Author, "Roots: The Saga of an American Family"

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    Alex Haley was an American writer and the author of the 1976 book "Roots: The Saga of an American Family". ABC adapted the book as a television miniseries of the same name and aired it in 1977 to a record-breaking audience of 130 million viewers.

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  • Stephen King

    Stephen King

    Author

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    Stephen King is an author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books.

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  • James Baldwin

    James Baldwin

    Author

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    James Baldwin was an American novelist and social critic. His essays, as collected in "Notes of a Native Son" (1955), explore intricacies of racial, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America.

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  • Steve Ditko

    Steve Ditko

    Comics Artist

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    Steve Ditko was an American comics artist and writer best known as the artist and co-creator, with Stan Lee, of the Marvel Comics superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. Ditko was inducted into the comics industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1990.

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  • Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes

    Poet

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    Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry.

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  • Stephanie Graegin

    Illustrator

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    Stephanie Graegin is an illustrator. Her clients include Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Beach Lane Books, Carus Publishing, Dial Books for Young Readers, Disney Hyperion, eeBoo, Farrar Straus and Giroux, Google, and Little Brown for Young Readers.

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  • Stan Lee

    Stan Lee

    Co-Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and Hundreds of Others

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    Stan Lee is an comic-book writer, editor, and publisher. He was formerly editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman before leaving the company to become its chairman emeritus, as well as a member of the editorial board.

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    AJ Woodson

    Editor-in-Chief, Black Westchester

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    AJ Woodson is Editor-In-Chief at Black Westchester and Co-Owner at Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. He is a father, author, writer, rapper, radio personality, hip-hop historian, and a freelance journalist.

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  • Tommy DiDario

    Lifestyle Writer

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    Tommy DiDario is a lifestyle writer, covering topics like men's fashion, grooming, travel, health, and fitness and works with some of the biggest global brands. He works with GQ, as one of the magazine's exclusive GQ Insiders.

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  • Maya Angelou

    Maya Angelou

    Poet, Memoirist, and Civil Rights Activist

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    Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years.

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  • Yashi Brown

    Poet and Mental Health Advocate

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    Yashi Brown is an author, poet, speaker, and active leader in the mental health community. Poetry became a safe space, when she began experiencing severe emotional challenges in her late teens.

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    James McCrae

    Author

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    James McCrae is an award-winning strategist and author at the intersection of business, creativity, and consciousness. His book, "Sh#t Your Ego Says", is available through Hay House.

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