In third grade, my kid was lucky enough to have Sharon Gray as a teacher. Twenty years earlier, Beverly had spent two weeks observed Ms. Gray’s third grade class to help her write one of her Ramona books.
Interestingly, as a child, Beverly was placed in a “low reading circle.” Shows how wrong labels can be.
Here's a Newsweek interview with her , published around the time of her 90th birthday. She just turned 91. [Full random disclosure: our birthdays are just two days apart!]