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English language educator

Gary D. Schmidt is an American children's writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels.

Background

Schmidt, Gary David was born on April 14, 1957 in Massapequa, New York, United States. Son of Robert H. and Jeanne A. (Smith) Schmidt.

Education

Bachelor, Gordon College, 1979;Master of Arts in Literature, University of Illinois, 1981;Doctor of Philosophy in Literature, University of Illinois, 1985.

Career

Both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor was awarded to the book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor was awarded to The Wednesday Wars. He is a Professor of English at Calvin College, which is in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Works

Membership

Member Early English Text Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: farming.

Connections

Married Anne E. Stickney, December 22, 1979. Children: James, Kathleen, Rebecca, David.

father:
Robert H. Schmidt

mother:
Jeanne A. (Smith) Schmidt

spouse:
Anne E. Stickney

children:
James Schmidt

Kathleen Schmidt

Rebecca Schmidt

David Schmidt