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A Girl from Yamhill: A Memoir 1


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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Beverly Cleary (1916 - )

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The Early Years: Beverly Cleary (born Beverly Atlee Bunn) was born on April 12, 1916, in McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon. When she was five years old, her family moved to Portland, Oregon, where she attended elementary and high school. She was a slow learner, due partly to her dissatisfaction with the books she was required to read and partly to an unpleasant first grade teacher. Moreover, after six years of living outdoors on a farm, city-life in Portland took a toll on Beverly's health, and in her first-grade year and she was frequently ill. That set back her schoolwork and reading skills even more.

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