Went to the Housing Works sale today with T_____ and brought back a couple of boxes of fine books. Among them was this gem from 1955: Keen Teens, 101 Ways to Make Money by Stookie Allen. Each page has a Ripley's Believe-it-or-Not style cartoon box with a bio of a real money-making teen from the 1950s...and look who turned up! It's none other than future feminist science-fiction author Joanna Russ!
Seems that Stookie Allen was also a noted WWII sketcher and illustrator of men's pulp mags.
Here's some other keen teens:
Babs and Marianne were the founders of Caedmon Records, which was profiled by NPR a few years back as pioneers of the audiobook industry.