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Florence Howe Munat

librarian , writer

Florence Howe Munat, American writer, librarian.

Background

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.

Career

Teacher English, Middletown (Connecticut) H.S., 1969-1970;assistant promotion department, Wesleyan University Press., Middletown, Connecticut, 1970-1971;reference librarian, Russell Public Library., Middletown, Connecticut, 1971-1989;writer children's materials, Bainbridge Is., Washington, since 1989.

Works

  • Facts-ination
  • Incredible Sports Facts
  • 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.

Membership

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: book club participation, photography, snorkeling, reading, hiking.

Connections

Married Charles Elliot Munat, November 13, 1969. Children: Charles F., Isabel A., Benedict J., Edward C.

father:
Edward Cole Howe

mother:
Carol Whiting (Bourne) Howe

spouse:
Charles Elliot Munat

children:
Charles F. Munat

Isabel A. Munat

Benedict J. Munat

Edward C. Munat