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November 25, 1952 -
American author of novels, cookbooks, children's books, a biography and poetry as well as a writing workshop leader
Author of "Half a Moon and a Whole Star" (illustrated by Jerry Pinkney and the winner of a Coretta Scott King Book Award in 1987), "Brass Button" and "Passionate Vegetarian" (the cookbook won the James Beard book award in the category "Vegetarian/Healthy Focus" in 2003)
Born Ellen Zolotow
Daughter of authors Charlotte Zolotow and Maurice Zolotow

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