Theodore Taylor
Date of Birth
Jun 23, 1921
Birth Place:
Statesville, NC


Belletrist Theodore Taylor is widely credited with virtually inventing the contemporary young adult novel. As the author of more than 50 titles -- the preponderance written for adolescents -- Taylor saw a large number of his books adapted for the screen. Born June 23, 1921, in Statesville, NC, Taylor migrated with his family to nearby Craddock, NC, at ten years old. With writing in his blood from...