Milton Meltzer Dies

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Milton Meltzer, who wrote an impressive number of nonfiction books for children, died a week ago Saturday. He was 94.

EarlyWord Kids contributor, Lisa Von Drasek describes his influence in the New York Times obituary,

Meltzer was one of the first in a new wave of nonfiction writers who brought lively and passionate writing, grounded in original source material, to middle-grade students and young adults, without talking down to them

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