Gates, Doris, 1901-1987
Wikipedia 29 Oct. 2012. "Doris Gates (1901-1978) was one of America's first writers of realistic children's fiction. Her novel Blue Willow, about the experiences of Janey Larkin, the ten-year-old daughter of a migrant farm worker in 1930's California, is a Newbery Honor book and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner. A librarian in Fresno, CA, Gates lived and worked among the people described in her novels. She is also known for her collections of Greek mythology."