This past Thursday, beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary died, as told in a press statement from Harper Collins. She passed away peacefully in her home in Carmel, California, where she had been living for over sixty years. No cause of death was given. She was 104.
Authors across the world mourn her death, including decorated writer Judy Blume, who writes on Twitter,
“Beverly Cleary! My inspiration. I wanted to write books like yours. I so regret never having met you. You will not be forgotten.”
Cleary was well loved for her series Beezus and Ramona, a set of eight novels following two sisters. Ramona and Her Father went on to win a Newbury Award in 1978, followed by another for Ramona Quimby, Age 8 in 1982. Overall, her books have won over thirty awards. In 2000, the Library of Congress named her a “living legend.”
When interviewed by TODAY on what she was most proud of, she said “the fact that children love my books.”
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Independent publisher, Sourcebooks, has donated $200,000 to charity from the funds received for their 2021 The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wall Calendar; a whopping fifty percent of all proceeds! This generous gift was given in memory of the calendar's inspiration herself, and those organizations were chosen from those that Justice Ginsburg believed in and supported throughout her career.
John le Carré (the pseudonym for David Cornwell) was believed by many to be the master of the spy novel. Best known for his novels, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, le Carré is remembered for his great character and as "a literary giant and a humanitarian spirit," among the literary community.
This vibrant collection of wall art is a tribute to the incredible work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sourcebooks is donating fifty percent of the proceeds to the causes that Ginsburg believed in and supported throughout her life.
Brittany Vibbert, Sourcebooks' Senior Art Director on this project, took a moment to share with us the process of how this calendar got off the ground and running, while incorporating many female and diverse artists from around the world.
Brought to you by the independent book publisher, Sourcebooks, The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wall Calendar is a collection of masterful art, by women around the world, honoring the renowned Supreme Court justice. With style, humor and a feminist flair, this 2021 wall art calendar is not just for those who wish to continue Ginsberg’s fight for women’s rights, but for pioneers of equality everywhere.