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Doreen Rappaport has written numerous award-winning books for children, including: "Freedom Ship, The School Is Not White, Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," a Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book; and "John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon." She is the author of "Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln" (Hyperion, 2008), illustrated by Kadir Nelson and the latest biography in the "Big Words" series. She lives in upstate New York.