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February 11

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Births

  • 1939 - American author, Jane Yolen, is born. Yolen wrote many books featuring characters who overcome the difficulties caused by their disabilities including the Christopher Medal award-winning book, The Seeing Stick, a book about a blind Chinese girl who learns to see with her fingers.[4]


References

  1. "Converse Communication Corporation." relayconnecticut.com. Accessed on May 21, 2008.
  2. Thomas Alva Edison. National Inventors Hall of Fame. Accesses March 7, 2008.
  3. Electric Lamp. U.S. Patent #223,898. January 27, 1880.
  4. http://www.janeyolen.com/janeawards.html