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Hester Bass

Biography

Hester Bass

Hester Bass is the author of the picture-book biography THE SECRET WORLD OF WALTER ANDERSON, which won an Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, as well as the picture book SO MANY HOUSES, illustrated by Alik Arzoumanian. Formerly residing in Huntsville, Alabama, she now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Hester Bass

Books by Hester Bass

Written by Hester Bass with illustrations by E. B. Lewis. - African American Interest, Children's, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Picture

Mention the civil rights era in Alabama, and most people recall images of terrible violence. But something different was happening in Huntsville. For the citizens of that city, creativity, courage, and cooperation were the keys to working together to integrate their city and schools in peace. Hester Bass and illustrator E. B. Lewis show children how racial discrimination, bullying, and unfairness can be faced successfully with perseverance and ingenuity.