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Elaine Cockrell

Elaine Cockrell grew up amid wheat and sugar beet fields of her family's farm near Adrian, Oregon. She lived in a multi-cultural world with Basque sheepherders, Mexican itinerant fieldhands, and Japanese-American families, most of whom settled there at the end of World War II. After graduating from Eastern Oregon University, Elaine taught literature and writing to middle and high school students for many years.