Anne Terry White was a teacher, editor, translator and author. She was born in Ukraine (then part of Russia). White is known for her engaging works for children. She explores a wide variety of nonfiction topics in her writing—literature, history, and science. She has written many stories and books for young people including the retelling of the myth "Demeter and Persephone," Three Children and Shakespeare, and George Washington Carver: The Story of a Great American.