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Berta Hader

Author, Illustrator

(1890 - 1973 )

Berta Hoerner Hader (August 1, 1890 – February 6, 1976) was born in San Pedro, Coahuila, Mexico. She and her husband Elmer jointly illustrated more than 70 children’s books, about half of which they also wrote. They won the annual Caldecott Medal for The Big Snow (1948), recognizing the year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children”.