Jean Fritz


Born
in China
November 16, 1915

Died
May 14, 2017

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Jean Fritz was a children’s author with a fascination with writing historical fictions. She was born on November 16, 1915, in Hankow, China to missionary parents. After living in China for 13 years, Fritz and her family moved back to the United States. Beginning her career with an English degree, Fritz became an award-winning and respected author. She received an honor for every book that she wrote.

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Inside Out and Back Again (write-in)
 
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Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy
 
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Small person with wings (write-in)
 
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Alexander Hamilton (write-in)
 
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Mock Newbery 2019: Starting Over 75 289 Jul 26, 2011 09:02PM  
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Friends with Books: * What Are You Reading Today? 115 31 Feb 27, 2013 09:42AM  
Children's Books: Picture Books for Older Children 29 345 Mar 05, 2013 06:07AM  
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Parents of Tweens...: Newbery Honor Books 9 43 Feb 16, 2014 09:22PM  
Parents of Tweens...: National Book Award 1 12 Feb 17, 2014 11:00AM