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Letter from Beverly King, 4035 S, Harrison Blvd. Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dated March 22, 1947.

"Dear Miss Lenski, I have read some of your books. I think they are so good that [I] am writing you. I wish to congradulate you on Strawberry Girl. I do…

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Handwritten excerpt of Chapter 14 from Strawberry Girl detailing Lois Lenki's writing process.

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

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This is the original illustration for page 39 of Strawberry Girl, showing the Boyer family. The illustration is dated 1945.

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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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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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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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This sketch exemplifies Lois Lenski's process as she designs the character of Birdie.

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This rough sketch shows various figures including women, men, and children. They all are helping pick in the fields or are watching. Many of the figures have names above them such as Billy, Dewey, Mrs. Mattie, etc. A notable figure is that of Mr.…

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Here is a full-page, detailed sketch that Lenski intended to use in Chapter 9 of Strawberry Girl. We see Birdie and her family working in the fields picking and greeting a male over the fence with a group of dogs around him. In the background we see…
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