L'AUTRE TOUSSAINT: UNE BIOGRAPHIE MODERNE DE PIERRE TOUSSAINT (UN NOIR POST-REVOLUTIONNAIRE).
Stevens Point, WI: 1990. 1st ed. 8vo, 352p., boards, bibl., facs., photos. New Hardcover Ellen Tarry (September 26, 1906 & September 23, 2008) was an African-American author of literature for children and young adults. Tarry was the first African American picture book author. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama. Although raised in the Congregational Church, she converted to Roman Catholicism in 1922. She attended Alabama State Normal School, now Alabama State University, and became a teacher in Birmingham. At the same time, she began writing a column for the local African-American newspaper entitled "Negroes of Note", which focused on racial injustice and promoted racial pride. In 1929, she moved to New York City in hope of becoming a writer. (Item ID: 150599)