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Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) as schoolteacher, 1887.
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The United States’ State Department compiled a list of American books for translation into Japanese as part of a reeducation program in the occupied country. The Long Winter was one of the first titles published. Laura was asked to write a message to Japanese children as a result.


From THE SELECTED LETTERS OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER by William Anderson Copyright © 2016 by William Anderson. Reprinted courtesy of Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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