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Florence Howe Munat

librarian , writer

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.


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) 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.


  • 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.


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).


  • Other Interests

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


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

Edward Cole Howe

Carol Whiting (Bourne) Howe

Charles Elliot Munat

Charles F. Munat

Isabel A. Munat

Benedict J. Munat

Edward C. Munat