Ann Rinaldi's Numbering All The Bones

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The author, Ann Rinaldi, wrote the historical fiction book called Numbering All the Bones. Ann was born on August 27, 1934 in New York, New York. The family in which she was born into, consisted of Michael and Marcella Durmarest Feis. When Ann was at a young age, her mother Marcella had passed away, resulting in Ann moving to live with her aunt and uncle who were located in Brooklyn. She had explained that her childhood was not particularly a dream childhood, and living with her aunt and uncle was the highlight of growing up. Later on, she went to go live with her step mother, dad and four siblings in New Jersey. Her dad had never supported her writing choices even with him being a newspaper writer. In 1960, Ann had married Ron Rinaldi who she later had two children with. The emotional hardship that took place in her…show more content…
Her mother who had passed well before Ann could get to even know her as a person, took a crucial hardship on her life and lifestyle. For Ann who had a difficult childhood and never had the confidence to believe in herself as an author influenced her creative ideas for writing. For example, the main character, Eulinda states, “Then there was Iris, who had taken over the kitchen, since my mama died.” While Ann’s life had a similar tragedy as the main character, which explains what the author was imagining when drafting this. In another instance of similarity, Eulinda explains, “I am left with a cruel mistress, and a father that will not acknowledge that I am his daughter” Even though he was her father, he still treated her as he believes slaves should be handled. As Ann’s father similarly had never had confidence in her as a novelist and restricted her from her dreams, even though he was a newspaper journalist. Ann Rinaldi’s childhood played an important role in her muse of topics for novels and situations that arise in the

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