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Charlie May Simon

Charlie May Simon (1897-1977) was a noted American children's author. Many of her works drew on her experience growing up in rural Arkansas.

Charlie May Simon was born in Monticello, Arkansas on 17 August 1897.

She attended Memphis State University, Stanford University and the Chicago Art Institute.

On 18 January 1936 she married the Imagist poet John Gould Fletcher. They lived in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Charlie May Simon died in 1977.

The Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award was named in her honor in 1971 and is presented annually for children's literature. Award winners are selected by a vote of Arkansas school children in the fourth through sixth grades.

Her works include: