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Jean Clark Rogers

Jean Clark Rogers, American writer. Recipient Honored Author Citation, Alaska State Reading Association, 1982, Golden Apple award for service to education,awarded Outstanding Educational Professional Outside the District, since 2004. Delta Kappa Gamma, 1990.


  • Rogers, Jean Clark was born on October 1, 1919 in Wendell, Idaho, United States. Daughter of John Harvey and Josie Maud (Powers) Clark.

  • Education

    • Teaching certified, Albion State Normal School, 1939. Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1943. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Alaska, 2002.


    • Dinosaurs Are 568
    • Raymond does not want to start going to school, but once there he experiences the excitement of giving book reports, learning about dinosaurs and whales, taking part in a play, and writing a publisher about a mistake he finds in a reference book.
    • The Secret Moose
    • A young boy living in Alaska develops an interest in moose and their habits after he sees a moose in his backyard and decides to follow it.
    • Author: (juvenile fiction) Good Bye My Island, 1983, King Island's Christmas, 1985, The Secret Moose, 1985 (Best Book of 1985, Children's Reading Council), Dinosaurs are 568, 1988 (Parent's Choice award 1990), Runaway Mittens, 1988, Raymond's Best Summer, 1990, Leftfield Bear, 1996.


    Member, chairman Alaska State Public Offices Commission, Juneau, 1982-1987. Member, vice president Alaska State Broadcasting Commission, Juneau, 1987-1992. Honorary lifetime member Bartlett Memorial Hospital Guild, since 1994.

    Member Friends of Library., Juneau History Society, Friends of Museum, Juneau. Member American Library Association, Alaska State Library. Association (honorary lifetime member 1994), Society Children's Bookwriters and Illustrators.



    Reading, cooking, singing.


    • Married George William Rogers, November 27, 1942. Children: Shelley, Geoffrey, Sidney, Gavin (deceased), Sabrina, Garth.
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    Born October 1, 1919
    • 1939
      Albion State Normal School
    • 1943
      University California
    • 2002
      University Alaska