Lillie Patterson, a retired Baltimore public school teacher and administrator whose love of writing and keen storytelling skills led her to write 16 books geared toward children, died Thursday of cancer at her West Baltimore home. A West Baltimore resident for more than 50 years, Ms. Patterson, 82, wrote mostly biographies, historical accounts and books of poetry. Her topics included the lives of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington. She also wrote several works of fiction. Most of her works were aimed at youngsters ages 7 to 12. Her fictional characters were vivid, and the stories had morals. Read more at the Baltimore Sun
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