Candy Dawson Boyd

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American writer, activist and educator

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According to Wikipedia, Candy Dawson Boyd is an American writer, activist, and educator. She is an author of more than six children's books focused on African-American youth. Early life and education Boyd was born in 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. Her birth name is Marguerite Cecille Dawson. Her parents were Mary Ruth Ridley and Julian Dawson. Boyd had two siblings and she was the oldest of the three. Her mother and father divorced. Boyd was raised by her mother. They lived in South Chicago. Boyd attended racially segregated elementary and middle schools. The library she used was also segregated. The library books were used from white schools that no longer wanted them. She graduated from high school in 1962.

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