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Jean Guttery Fritz, Chinese, American writer. Recipient Christopher award Catholic Library Association, 1982, Regina Medal Catholic Library Association, 1985, Laura Ingalls Wilder award American Library Association, 1986, National Humanities medal, 2003.

Background

Fritz, Jean Guttery was born on November 16, 1915 in Hankow, People's Republic China. Daughter of Arthur Minton and Myrtle (Chaney) Guttery.

Education

Bachelor, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1937. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1987. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Washington and Jefferson College, 1982.

Career

Research assistant Dobbs Ferry (New York ) Library., 1937—1941, children's library, 1955—1957. Founder, instructor Jean Fritz Writers' Workshops, Katonah, 1962—1970. Teacher Board Co-operative Educational Service, Westchester County, 1971—1973.

Faculty member Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, 1980—1982.

Works

Connections

Married Michael Fritz, November 1, 1941. Children: David, Andrea.

father:
Arthur Minton Guttery

mother:
Myrtle (Chaney) Guttery

spouse:
Michael Fritz

children:
David Fritz

Andrea Fritz