Grade 5

Theme 4: Person to Person

Mariah Keeps Cool

Mariah Keeps Cool by Mildred Pitts Walter

Simon & Schuster

Meet the Author

Mildred Pitts Walter led a colorful and varied life even before she became a children's book author. In 1940, she became the first member of her family to go to college. After finishing college, she moved to California and became a teacher. There she met and married Earl Walter. Mildred Walter became active in organizations that fought for civil rights for African Americans. Her husband was her partner in activism until his death in 1965.

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