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Love at first sight: My friendship with Bel Kaufman

Love at first sight: My friendship with Bel Kaufman

Why Bel and not Belle? The answer to this question is the key to the indomitable spirit of centenarian Bel Kaufman and understanding who she is. To her friends she is Belochka, her Russian nickname. To the rest of the world she is Bel, the celebrated author of the bestselling novel, “Up the Down Staircase” […]