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Laura E. Richards wrote more than ninety books for children and adults in a career that spanned more than fifty years, from the 1880s to the start of World War 11. Among these were biographies of both her parents: Samuel Gridley Howe, the first to teach a blind and deaf person to read and write; and Julia Ward Howe, a social activist and author of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Laura E. Richards died in 1943, at the age of 93, at her home in Maine.