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One for the (children's) history books

Posted by Jan Gardner  December 5, 2008 11:52 AM

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In glancing at the children's bestseller list, with a book about Barack Obama at the top, one can't help but think about those who came before him.

In the children's literature world, one such person was Dorothy Sterling, who wrote some of the first nonfiction books about black history for young readers, starting with "Freedom Train'' in 1954.

Sterling, who lived in Wellfleet, died Monday, according to an obituary in today's New York Times.

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