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Cover of Lois Lenski's book Strawberry Girl, first published in 1945.

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Map of Florida, the setting for Strawberry Girl. Lenski's regional books had maps in the cover, drawn by Lenski, giving her readers a visual of the area they were reading about.

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The original pencil illustration for page 142 of Strawberry Girl, dated 1945.

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This sketch is from Florida, My Florida showing a big old alligator. It exemplifies Lenski's process in creating her books.

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Sketch of Little Birdie Boyer for Florida, My Florida.

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Sketch number 7 for Florida, My Florida showing My Strawberry Queen. This sketch exemplifies Lenski's process in creating her books and characters.

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A sketch of a tree covered in moss. This is characteristic of Florida vegetation. This sketch was done in relation to research for Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski.

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A photograph taken of a cracker log house in Florida while Lois Lenski was researching for Strawberry Girl. This house shows a typical Florida cracker family and home. It shows the lifestyle Birdie Boyer's family lived that was described in…

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This photograph was taken In Florida by Lois Lenski while researching for Strawberry Girl. It shows a large live oak tree covered in Spanish moss and surrounded by palmetto plants. It exemplifies Florida nature and the inspirations that Lenski drew…

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While researching for Strawberry Girl, Lois Lenski met this girl shown here in the above photograph. She was the inspiration for the main character, Birdie Boyer.
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