Beverly Cleary

By srenner
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    The Life of Beverly Cleary

  • Beverly Cleary is born in McMinnville, Oregon.

  • First book Cleary ever read

    The Dutch Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins was the first book Cleary had ever read on her own.
  • AA Degree

    Cleary moved to Ontario, California, to attend Chaffey College, from which she earned an Associate of Arts degree.
  • BA Degree

    Received her BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley.
  • Library Science Degree

    At the University of Washington in Seattle, she earned a degree in library science.
  • Gets Married

    Beverly marries Clarence T. Cleary but has to elope because her parents disagree with his religion.
  • First book published

    Cleary's first book, Henry Huggins is published and being sold.
  • Has twins

    Cleary gives birth to twin babies named Malcolm and Marianne.
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

    Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the Association for Library Services to Children of the American Library Association.
  • Newbery Medal

    Won a Newbery Medal for "Dear Mr. Henshaw"
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw

    "Dear Mr. Henshaw" was published.
  • Ramona Forever

    "Ramona Forever" was intended as the last installment in a series of books known as the Ramona Quimby series.
  • Last book published

    Ramona's World was written fifteen years after its predecessor, Ramona Forever. This was her last book published.
  • Library of Congress Living Legends award

    She received the Library of Congress Living Legends award in the Writers and Artists category for her significant contributions to the cultural heritage of the United States.
  • School is named after her

    The two-campus K–8 school of the same neighborhood, Hollyrood-Fernwood, was officially renamed Beverly Cleary School.