Dorothy Sterling





Dorothy Sterling

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born
in New York, New York, The United States
November 23, 1913

died
December 01, 2008

gender
female

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Dorothy Sterling (Dannenberg) was a Jewish-American writer and historian.

She was born and grew up in New York City, attended Wellesley College, and graduated from Barnard College in 1934. After college, she worked as a journalist and writer in New York for several years. In 1937, she married Philip Sterling, also a writer. In the 1940s, she worked for Life Magazine for 8 years. In early 1968, 448 writers and editors, including Sterling, put a full-page ad in the New York Post declaring their intention to refuse to pay taxes for the Vietnam War.

Sterling was the author of more than 30 books, mainly non-fiction historical works for children on the origins of the women's and anti-slavery movements, civil rights, segregation, and nature, as well
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Mary Jane
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1959 — 6 editions
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We Are Your Sisters: Black ...
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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Mystery of the Empty House
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1968
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The Outer Lands: A Natural ...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1978 — 4 editions
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Secret of the Old Post Box
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1960 — 2 editions
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The Trouble They Seen: The ...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1976 — 2 editions
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Black Foremothers: Three Lives
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1979 — 2 editions
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The Silver Spoon Mystery
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1958 — 2 editions
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Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kel...
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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