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  • Photo Credit: The Andre Norton Estate.
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  • Norton was born in 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio. Here she is with her parents in an undated photo.

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Andre Norton Estate.
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  • A former children’s librarian, Norton wrote many books for young readers and was always happy to meet with them and talk about stories and reading.

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  • Norton shared her life with many cat companions. 

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  • Norton painted this watercolor of a bird and a poppy. Her former business manager, Ingrid Zierhut, attended art classes and painted as a hobby. Ingrid tried to get Norton interested in painting, but Norton didn't care too much for it. She painted only eight watercolors in total. 

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  • Norton was the first woman to be named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Here she is with the award, given to her in 1984.

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  • Andre Norton died in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in 2005. This is a picture of her ashes at her final resting place. 

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  • Norton’s fans were legion. Here they line up for her signature at a science fiction convention.

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