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Florence Howe Munat

Florence Howe Munat, American writer, librarian.


  • Munat, Florence Howe was born on March 28, 1947 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Edward Cole and Carol Whiting (Bourne) Howe.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Lawrence University, 1969. Master of Library Science, Southern Connecticut State College, 1981. Certificate short stories and articles, Institute Children's Literature, 1993.

      Certificate novels, Institute Children's Literature, 1996.


    • Teacher English Middletown (Connecticut) High School, 1969-1970. Assistant promotion department Wesleyan University Press., Middletown, Connecticut, 1970-1971. Reference librarian Russell Public Library., 1971-1989.

      Writer children's materials Bainbridge Is., Washington, since 1989.


    • Author: FACT-ination, 1976, Incredible Sports Facts, 1981. Contributor articles, short stories to literary magazines. Book reviewer Voice of Youth Advocates, Metuchen, New Jersey, since 1990.

      Volunteer host radio show Washington Talking Book and Braille Library., Seattle, since 1990.


    Host parent American Field Service, New York, 1973-1974, 80-81, 83-84, 86-87. President student liaison, head publicity American Field Service International/Intercultural, Middletown, Conn ., 1975-1989. President, head publicity Hark Wright Scholarship Committee, Middletown, 1974-1989.

    Member Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Pacific Northwest Writers' Conference, Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (Washington chapter).



    Book club participation, photography, snorkeling, reading, hiking.


    • Married Charles Elliot Munat, November 13, 1969. Children: Charles F., Isabel A., Benedict J., Edward C.
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    Born March 28, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      Lawrence University
    • 1981
      Southern Connecticut State College
    • 1993
      Institute Children's Literature
    • 1996
      Institute Children's Literature
    • 1969 - 1970
      Teacher, English Middletown (Connecticut) High School
    • 1970 - 1971
      assistant, promotion department Wesleyan University Press.
      Middletown, New Jersey, United States
    • 1971 - 1989
      reference librarian Russell Public Library
    • 1989
      writer, children's materials Bainbridge Is.
      Washington, United States