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Raskin, Ellen

Born: 1928 AD
Died: 1984 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Writers

1928 – Born on March 13th in Milwaukee.

         – Ellen Raskin received an art degree from UW-Madison and established a New York career in freelance commercial art, as well as writing and illustrating children’s books.

1966 – Raskin wrote "Nothing Ever Happens on My Block", which was named one of the 10 best illustrated children’s books of the year by the New York Times.

1978 – She wrote the novel "The Westing Game".

1979 – She received the Newbery Medal and Banta Award for "The Westing Game" which is set in Sheboygan.

1984 – Died on August 8th in New York City at the age of 56.