About the Author

Lois Halpern was born in the Bronx, graduated from Queens College, married fellow New Yorker Ben Halpern and raised four children in Manhattan. She and her husband have been married for 63 years and now live in Los Angeles.

For 15 years she was a volunteer at a Los Angeles public elementary school, where she read her poems to second graders and taught them to write poems of their own.   She stayed on for fifteen years and was known by hundreds of students as “Grandma Lois.

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