S.E. Hinton

By: Trent White


My topic is S.E. Hinton, the author of The Outsiders. She wrote the book in 1967 about two groups of teenage boys, the East side, poor and nicknamed the "greasers". While the west side was rich and nicknamed the "socials". The book is about friend ship, loyalty and rivalry. The kids on each side work with their groups to hurt and bring diwn the other side. Everyone in the book goes through hard times and losses.

Hinton wrote The outsiders and many other books to entertain young and old readers. S.E. Hinton was born on July 22, 1948 in Tulsa Oklahoma. She writes to and about young adults and children. She has gotten many different awards and is very successful. Her real name is Susan Eloise Hinton but she thought that boys would not read her books if they knew she was a girl. Her most popular book is the outsiders.

Connection to present day

S.E. Hinton wrote The Outsiders and it was about stereo typing, just like we have today in our world. Today we have stereo types between all people just like the greasers and the socs. Both sides try to do things to the other side to hurt or bring them down or accuse them of things just because the race they are or the lifestyle they live. Sometimes people think someone must act that way because they have a certain skin color or anything.


S. E. Hinton and her books have left an impact on everyone who reads her books. She shows how we should look at the Big picture and how we shouldn't stereotype. After her books more people realize the stereotypes and we are all working together to get rid of them. Hopefully soon there will be no more stereotypes because of her. She has also givin ideas to new young writers all around the world.

Five fun facts

#1- her real name is Susan Eloise Hinton.

#2- she used "S.E." Instead of Susan Ella Weise because she thought the boys would not read her books.

#3- Hinton was supposed to be a teacher but she never talked after practice teaching she realize she became too emotionally involved with her students life's.

#4- her husband would not take her out on a date and less she finished two pages of her second book.

#5- Hinton's realistic perspectives on life change the trend in books written for young adults.


S.E. Hinton wrote about stereotypes in her book "The Outsiders". We used to have stereotypes just like "The Outsiders", like how white people and black people had to use different restrooms and water fountains.


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