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Vera Baker Williams was born on January 28, 1927 in Hollywood, California. She studied at the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan and Black Mountain College in North Carolina, where she received a BFA in graphic arts. She co-found the Gate Hill Cooperative and the Collaberg School, in Stony Point, New York. She worked as a teacher and artist before becoming a writer and illustrator of children's books. She won a Caldecott Medal award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book award in the picture book category in 1983 for A Chair for My Mother, a Caldecott Medal award in 1991 for "More More More" Said the Baby: Three Love Stories, the Boston Globe-Horn Book award in fiction in 1994 for Scooter, and the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature in 2009. She was a member of the executive committee of the War Resisters League from 1984 to 1987, and served a month at a federal penitentiary for participating in a women's peaceful blockade of the Pentagon. She died on October 16, 2015 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography)
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A Chair for My Mother 4,813 copies, 240 reviews
"More More More," Said the Baby 1,176 copies, 49 reviews
Cherries and Cherry Pits 776 copies, 18 reviews
Music, Music for Everyone 448 copies, 13 reviews
Something Special for Me 329 copies, 7 reviews
Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart 306 copies, 7 reviews
Lucky Song 116 copies, 9 reviews
Home at Last 95 copies, 16 reviews
A Chair for Always 92 copies, 22 reviews
Scooter 79 copies, 1 review
Home: A Collaboration of Thirty Authors & Illustrators (Reading Rainbow… (Illustrator, some editions) 129 copies, 1 review
Hooray for Me! (Illustrator) 101 copies, 1 review

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