“If you don’t see the book you want on the shelves, write it.”
-Beverly Cleary

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On April 12th the iconic author Beverly Cleary, creator of the lovable character Ramona Quimby, will be turning 100 years old. In her lifetime she has written over 40 books. Amongst the list of all her awards, in 2000 she was named a Library of Congress “Living Legend.”

To learn more about her life and how she feels about turning the big 100 click here for her recent New York Times interview.

Cleary also appeared on the TODAY Show, watch the piece below: