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Lillian Morrison

Lillian Morrison, American writer, retired librarian. Recipient Grolier award for contributions to young people's interest in reading American Library Association, 1987. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Authors League, Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Morrison, Lillian was born on October 27, 1917 in Jersey City. Daughter of William and Rebecca (Nehamkin) Morrison.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Douglass College, 1938. Bachelor of Science in Library. Service, Columbia University, New York City, 1942.


    • Member staff New York Public Library., New York City, 1942-1947, specialist vocational high school, 1947-1952, assistant coordinator young adult services, 1952-1968, coordinator young adult services, 1968-1982. Lecturer Columbia Graduate School Library. Science, 1960-1961, Rutgers University, 1961.

      General editor Crowell Poets Series and Poems of the World Series, 1964-1974. Poetry editor Film Library. Quarterly, New York City, 1968-1975.


    • More Spice Than Sugar
    • In this collection of poems celebrating high-spirited girls and women, you will meet independent spirits — young rebels, hardy pioneers, mavericks, athletes, and heroines — who dared difficult tasks and who show the strength of the human spirit in the face of hardship.
    • I Scream, You Scream
    • Lillian Morrison has gathered best-loved food rhymes, tossed in some long-forgotten gems, and created a delightful feast of sayings and chants for young and old alike.
    • It Rained All Day That Night
    • Whether it's souvenir notebooks, school yearbooks, autograph albums, or on-line guestbooks, kids have been writing each other commemorative notes for generations.
    • Whistling the Morning in: New Poems
    • Readers find that poetry can be found in such familiar fixtures as the sun, the moon, the wind, and the rain, in a collection of poetry about the natural world.


    Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Authors League, Phi Beta Kappa.



    Reading, walking, sports, films.


    • father: William Morrison
    • mother: Rebecca (Nehamkin) Morrison
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    Born October 27, 1917
    • 1938
      Douglass College
    • 1942
      Columbia University
    • 1942 - 1947
      Member, staff New York Public Library