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S.E. Hinton:
The Outsiders

A Term Paper
In Partial Fulfillment
For Language Arts 11
Eduardo Rivera Rivera

Mr. Jesus Ramos
Period 6

S.E. Hinton is one of the best known American authors. She has written many stories and novels, none of which are as famous as her young-adult novel, The Outsiders. S.E. Hinton has won some awards for her contributions to English literature. Her books have been used in schools as she has inspired many teens and adolescents to write about topics used in her books. S.E. Hinton has captivated readers of all ages,   all over America and the world with her story The Outsiders.
Susan Eloise Hinton was born on July 22, 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A. She began her occupation as a writer at the age of 15. She graduated from Will Rodgers High School also in Oklahoma. As a teen she loved reading, but wasn’t satisfied with the stories that were being written for young adults such as her. This being her biggest inspiration and influence caused her to write novels such as her most famous book to date, The Outsiders. She currently lives with her husband David Inhofe, whom she married in 1970. She has a son named Nicolas David Inhofe, who was born in 1983, her only child. Hilton was the first recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 1988. In 1998 she was introduced into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame at the Oklahoma Center for Poets & Writers of Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. She was awarded ‘Best Novel” by the New York Times in 2012 for her book The Outsiders. Some other works she has composed are: That Was Then, This is Now (1971), Rumble Fish (1975), Taming the Star Runner (1988), & Some of Tim’s Stories (2007).
The most recognized and famous of all of S.E. Hinton’s works is The Outsiders which she published in 1967. The story was inspired by two rival gangs at her high school, the Greasers and the Socs. The story is set in Oklahoma in 1965. The plot involves...


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