Fox, Paula

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Paula Fox was born April 22, 1923, in New York, NY. She has written award-winning picture books, chapter books, novels for intermediate readers, and realistic fiction for young adults. Though she has won less notoriety for her adult fiction, she has contributed to that field, as well. In her juvenile and young adult novels she has dealt with a wide range of subjects, including parental conflict, alcoholism, abandonment, the misery of AIDS, and death. Her youthful protagonists are often placed in difficult situations and exotic locales. Of all her books, the controversial yet highly acclaimed The Slave Dancer, winner of the 1974 Newbery Medal, is the work for which Fox is best known. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, Vol. 120, p. 103-108.

From the guide to the Paula Fox Papers, 1986-1988, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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referencedIn Haydn, Hiram Collins, 1907-1973,. Creative writing questionnaires for writing class at University of Pennsylvania, 1970-1972. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Paula Fox Papers, 1986-1988 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
referencedIn Marjorie Kellogg papers, 1895-2005, (bulk 1922-2005) University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
creatorOf Kellogg, Marjorie. Marjorie Kellogg papers, 1895-2005. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Lobel, Arnold. Good Ethan : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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Birth 1923-04-22





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