Summary: author of several acclaimed children's books including I Need a Lunch Box and Just Us Women who received National Black Child Development Institute's Certificate of Merit and a lifetime achievement award from the Virginia Center for the Book, and who most recently opened a Virginia bookstore.
Cause of Death: Adverse reaction to chemotherapy treatment she was receiving for stomach cancer
Born: May 18, 1937
Died: July 11, 2004
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia