Joan W. Blos

December 9, 1928 - October 12, 2017
American children's book writer, teacher and children's literacy advocate
Author of "A Gathering of Days: A New England's Girl Journal, 1830 - 32" (for which she won the National Book Award for Children's Books and the Newbery Award in 1980), "Brothers of the Heart" and "Letters from the Corrugated Castle: A Novel of Gold Rush California, 1850 - 1852"


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