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Louise Fitzhugh's children's favorite 'Harriet the Spy' turns 50

Harriet The Spy

Louise Fitzhugh

Cover for Louise Fitzhugh's book "Harriet The Spy."

Harriet M. Welsch turns 50 this year, but she doesn't look a day over 11.

Louise Fitzhugh's award-winning children's book "Harriet the Spy" about the young tomato sandwich-eating sleuth has been translated into several languages, turned into a movie and continued to captivate the imaginations of children for decades.

Author and editor Leila Sales wrote about Harriet the Spy for Al-Jazeera America and joined us to share her memories of the beloved book.


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