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Joyce (Viola) Hansen (1942-) Biography

Writings, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Career, Member, Honors Awards

Born 1942, in New York, NY; Education: Pace University, B.A., 1972; New York University, M.A., 1978.

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Writer. Board of Education, New York, NY, teacher of reading and English, 1953-75; Empire State College, Brooklyn, NY, mentor; retired from teaching, 1995.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Authors Guild.

Parents Choice citation, 1986, for Yellow Bird and Me; Coretta Scott King Honor designation, American Library Association, 1987, for Which Way Freedom?, and 1995, for The Captive; Coretta Scott King Award, 1998, for I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly; Children's Book Award, African Studies Association, 1995, for The Captive.

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