Mark Twain, writer
Nov. 30, 1835-Apr. 21, 1910
The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham (Scholastic, 2010)
Told from Twain's daughter's point of view, Susy give the inside (and hilarious) scoop on her famous father.
The Hannibal Courier Post looks at the life and works of Samuel Clemens.