In this April 19, 1998 file photo, Beverly Cleary signs books at the Monterey Bay Book Festival in
    Monterey, Calif. The beloved children’s author, whose characters Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins
    enthralled generations of youngsters, has died. She was 104. Cleary’s publisher, HarperCollins,
    announced her death Friday, March 26, 2021. In a statement, the company said Cleary died in Carmel,
    California, her home since the 1960s, on Thursday. No cause of death was given. (Vern Fisher/The
    Monterey County Herald via AP, File)