15th Annual Literary Festival
15th Annual Literary Arts Festival
Old Dominion University
October 4-8, 1992

Jean Fritz

Jean Fritz has written over twenty historical biographies for young readers, including Stonewall, Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?, The Double Life of Pocahontas, China Homecoming, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?, all of which were named ALA Notable Children's Books. She is also the author of a memoir, Homesick: My Own Story, which won the 1983 American Book Award for Children's Fiction. Jean Fritz has also been presented with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award by the American Library Association for her substantial and lasting contribution to children's literature. [extracted from 1992 brochure]

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