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Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary is a multi-award-winning author, beloved for characters such as Henry Huggins and his dog Ribsy, Ramona Quimby, and Ralph S. Mouse. Her books, which have sold more than 90 million copies worldwide, have earned many prestigious awards, including a National Medal of Art and a John Newbery Medal. Remaining popular since her debut in 1950, she has been recognized for her lasting contribution to children's literature by both the American Library Association and the Library of Congress.