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Zolotow, Charlottelocked

(26 June 1915–19 Nov. 2013)
  • Ann T. Keene

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Zolotow, Charlotte (26 June 1915–19 Nov. 2013), author and children’s book editor, was born Charlotte Gertrude Shapiro in Norfolk, Virginia, the younger daughter of Louis J. Shapiro, an attorney and businessman, and Ella Bernstein Shapiro, a social activist. Louis Shapiro’s various business ventures caused the family, who were Jewish, to move frequently, and they often experienced financial difficulties. Charlotte grew up a shy child, wearing a brace to correct scoliosis, and took refuge in reading. After living in a series of cities, including Detroit and Boston, the Shapiros settled in New York City when Charlotte was still in elementary school. When she failed to thrive in the public school system, her parents had her educated privately....

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