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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Karen Cushman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD C:CHILD C:YA

Born: October 4, 1941 Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Cushman was born in Chicago and lived there until she was ten years old.

Biographical and Professional Information

Karen Cushman writes historical fiction, novels for children and young adults. She received an M.A. in human behavior and one in museum studies. She currently resides on Vashon Island west of Seattle, Washington.


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Awards

-- '''''Catherine, Called Birdy''''' *Newbery Honor Book *Best Book for Young Adults, ALA *Notable Book for Children, ALA *Recommended Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, ALA *Editors' Choice, Booklist *Golden Kite Award *Horn Book Fanfare Selection *Teachers' Choice, IRA *Best Books of the Year, School Library Journal *"Pick of the Lists," American Bookseller *South Carolina Book Award *100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library *Reading Magic Awards, Parenting Magazine *Silver Medal, Commonwealth Club *Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts *Commonwealth Club of California Medal *Carl Sandburg Literary Arts Award *Honor List, International Board on Books for Young People *Children's Booksellers Choice Award, ABC *Starred Review, School Library Journal '''''The Midwife's Apprentice''''' *Newbery Medal *Best Book for Young Adults, ALA *Notable Book for Children, ALA *Booklist Editors' Choice *Horn Book Fanfare Selection *Best Books of the Year, School Library Journal *Best Book for Young Adults, ALA *Book of Distinction, Hungry Mind *Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts *Not Just For Children Anymore! Selection, CBC *Reading Magic Awards, Parenting Magazine *Young Readers Choice Award Short List, Pacific Northwest Library Association *Parents' Choice Gold Award *"Pick of the Lists," American Bookseller *100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library *Children's Booksellers Choice Award, ABC *Books for the Teen Age List, New York Public Library *Starred Review, Booklist *Starred Review, School Library Journal '''''The Ballad of Lucy Whipple''''' *Editors' Choice, Booklist *Best Books of the Year, School Library Journal *100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library *Lasting Connections Selection, Booklinks *Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies *Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts *Teachers' Choice, IRA *"Pick of the Lists," American Bookseller *Lone Star Reading List Selection, Texas *John and Patricia Beatty Award *Children's Booksellers Choice Award, ABC *Starred Review, School Library Journal '''''Maltida Bone''''' *"Pick of the Lists," American Bookseller *100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library *Best Books of the Year, School Library Journal *Parents' Choice Silver Award *Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies *Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street *Young Readersí Master List, Arizona *Student Book Award Master List, Maine '''''Rodzina''''' *Lasting Connections Selection, Booklinks *Parents' Choice Gold Award *Editor's Choice, Booklist *Best Books of the Year, Child Magazine *Best Books, Children's Book of the Month Club *ALA/Amelia Bloomer Project List *William Allen White Master List, Kansas *Willa Literary Award, New Mexico *Keystone to Reading Master List, Pennsylvania *Young Readerís Choice Award Master List, Pennsylvania *State Book Award, Washington *Indian Paintbrush Childrenís Book Award Master List, Wyoming *Starred Review, School Library Journal *Starred Review, Booklist '''''The Loud Silence of Francine Green''''' *Parents' Choice Silver Award *100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library *Children's Booksellers Choice Award, ABC *CCBC Choices *Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library *State Reading Circle Recommendation, Kansas *Starred Review, School Library Journal *Starred Review, Booklist '''''Alchemy and Meggy Swann''''' *Starred Review, Booklist *Starred Review, Kirkus *Starred Review, School Library Journal '''''Will Sparrow's Road''''' *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly '''''Grayling's Song''''' *Starred Review, Kirkus