Paula Danziger


Born
in Washington, D.C., The United States
August 18, 1944

Died
July 08, 2004

Genre

Influences
children she knows, Ms. Sheryl Hardin's 2nd grade class


Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since the second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Throughout her career, she wrote a collection of children's stories, including The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, The Divorce Express and, more recently, the Amber Brown series.

Danziger loved to travel and meet young kids all over the world. She was embraced by her audience for her ability to relate to children through the characters in her stories. She was often known for "borrowing" children (only the ones she knew) for her inspiration. The Amber Brown character was conceived during one of her trips with her niece.

Danziger was also the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Children's Choice Award from the Intern
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“When my father would yell at me, I told myself someday I'd use it in a book.”
Paula Danziger

“Good writing is remembering detail. Most people want to forget. Don't forget things that were painful or embarrassing or silly. Turn them into a story that tells the truth.”
Paula Danziger

“It's not easy being so frightened of everything. And when I think of how much I've improved in the last year, I wonder when I'll ever get finished with making changes and be really grown up.”
Paula Danziger, There's a Bat in Bunk Five

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