BCBA Spotlight: Eloise Greenfield

BCBA’s Spotlight recognizes a significant author in black children’s literature, poet Eloise Greenfield. Greenfield, who is now 86, has lived through the Great Depression and segregation. She aspired to be a teacher and wrote poetry before deciding to write children’s books.

“I want to enjoy my life and do what I love to do as much as possible. But I also want to give something to children that will make them happy, teach them sometimes, make them think, and help them feel good about themselves. In other words, I want to give them books that are nourishing.”

Eloise Greenfield

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