2019 Literary Landmarks

Ray Bradbury

  • Ray Bradbury Park, Waukegan, Ill. The park that Bradbury visited during his childhood Waukegan upbringing and referenced in his works Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Farewell Summer.

Peggy Parish

  • Harvin-Clarendon County Public Library, Manning, S.C. Children’s author Peggy Parish (1927-1988) was born and raised in Manning, South Carolina to a poor family. Parish was best known as the original creator of the popular Amelia Bedelia series.

Vera B. Williams

  • Vera's Story Garden, Monticello, N.Y. in honor of children’s author Vera B. Williams. Williams was awarded the Caldecott Medal and Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for A Chair for My Mother in 1983. In 2004, she was a U.S. nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition for children's book authors. A Chair for my Mother inspired the chair in Vera’s Story Garden.