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Doreen Rappaport Biography - Awards, Honors, Sidelights - Personal, Addresses, Career, Writings, Adaptations, Work in Progress

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Born in New York, NY; Education: Brandeis University, B.A.

Agent—c/o Author Mail, HarperCollins, 10 East 53rd St., 7th Fl., New York, NY 10022.

Teacher of music and reading in schools in New York and New Rochelle, NY, 1961-1968; teacher at a freedom school, McComb, MS, 1965; writer.

NONFICTION

(With Susan Kempler and Michele Spirn) A Man Can Be…, photographs by Russell Dian, Human Sciences Press (New York, NY), 1981.

Escape from Slavery: Five Journeys to Freedom, illustrated by Charles Lilly, Harper & Row (New York, NY), 1991.

(Editor) American Women: Their Lives in Their Words, Harper & Row (New York, NY), 1990.

Living Dangerously: American Women Who Risked Their Lives for Adventure, Harper & Row (New York, NY), 1991.

The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa, Dial Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 1997.

Freedom River, illustrated by Bryan Collier, Jump at the Sun (New York, NY), 2000.

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., illustrated by Bryan Collier, Jump at the Sun (New York, NY), 2001.

We Are the Many: A Picture Book of American Indians, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2002.

No More! Stories and Songs of Slave Resistance, illustrated by Shane W. Evans, Candlewick Press (Cambridge, MA), 2002.

(With Joan Verniero) Victory or Death! Stories of the American Revolution, illustrated by Greg Call, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2003.

Free at Last! Stories and Songs of Emancipation, illustrated by Shane W. Evans, Candlewick Press (Cambridge, MA), 2004.

John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon, illustrated by Bryan Collier, Hyperion (New York, NY), 2004.

The School Is Not White! A True Story of the Civil Rights Movement, illustrated by Curtis James, Jump at the Sun (New York, NY), 2004.

In the Promised Land: Lives of Jewish Americans, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, HarperCollins (New York, NY), in press.

Also creator of Freedom River, an animated video about the Underground Railroad, from Disney Educational Productions.

"BE THE JUDGE/BE THE JURY" SERIES; NONFICTION

The Lizzie Borden Trial, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1992.

The Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1992.

The Alger Hiss Trial, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1993.

Tinker vs. Des Moines: Student Rights on Trial, Harper-Collins (New York, NY), 1993.

FICTION

"But She's Still My Grandma!," illustrated by Bernadette Simmons, Human Sciences Press (New York, NY), 1982.

Trouble at the Mines, illustrated by Joan Sandin, Crowell (New York, NY), 1987.

The Boston Coffee Party, Harper & Row (New York, NY), 1988.

(Reteller) The Journey of Meng: A Chinese Legend, illustrated by Yang Ming-Yi, Dial Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 1991.

(Reteller) The Long-Haired Girl: A Chinese Legend, illustrated by Yang Ming-Yi, Dial Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 1995.

The New King, illustrated by E. B. Lewis, Dial Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 1995.

(With Lyndall Callan) Dirt on Their Skirts: The Story of the Young Women Who Won the World Championship, illustrated by E. B. Lewis, Dial Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 2000.

The Secret Seder, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully, Hyperion (New York, NY), in press.

Martin's Big Words was adapted as a video by Weston Woods (Norwalk, CT); Freedom River was adapted as a video by Disney Educational Productions.

With Joan Verniero, United No More! Stories of the Civil War, for HarperCollins (New York, NY); Freedom Ship, illustrated by Curtis James, for Jump at the Sun; The "Keep Quiet" Girl: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt, for Hyperion Books for Children; Nobody Gonna' Turn Me 'Round, illustrated by Shane Evans, for Candlewick Press; Lady Liberty: An Autobiography, for Candlewick Press.

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