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Esther Forbes

Esther Forbes was born in Westborough, Massachusetts. After attending school in Wisconsin, Forbes served as a member of the editorial staff at Houghton Mifflin Company. By 1938 Forbes had published a number of books; however, the book that put her in the spotlight, and for which she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1943, was her biography Paul Revere and the World He Lived In. This was immediately followed in 1943 by Johnny Tremain--a Newbery Medal winner and one of the most highly acclaimed books for young adults.