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Editor , lecturer , writer

Nancy Larrick, American writer, editor, lecturer. Recipient Award for Contributions to Literacy, Indiana University, 1982. Member International Reading Association (president 1956-1957, Citation of Merit 1977), National Council Teachers of English, Reading Hall of Fame (president).

Background

Larrick, Nancy was born on December 28, 1910 in Winchester, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Herbert S. and Nancy (Nulton) Larrick.

Education

AB, Goucher College, 1930. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1938. Doctor of Education, New York University, 1955.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Goucher College, 1975. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Lehigh University, 1980.

Career

Classroom teacher, Winchester Public Schools, 1930-1942;editor children's magazines, Young American, New York City, 1946-1950;education director children's books, Random House Inc., New York City, 1952-1960;freelance writer, since 1960. Adjunct Professor education Lehigh University, 1963-1973.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Parent's Guide to Children's Reading, 1958, 65, 69, 75, 82 (Edison Foundation award 1958), Parent's Guide to Children's Education, 1963, Let's Do A Poem!, 1992. Editor 20 anthologies of poetry for children. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member International Reading Association (president 1956-1957, Citation of Merit 1977), National Council Teachers of English, Reading Hall of Fame (president).

Connections

Daughter of Herbert S. and Nancy (Nulton) L. M. Alexander L. Crosby (deceased 1980).

father:
Herbert S. Larrick

mother:
Nancy (Nulton) Larrick

spouse:
Alexander L. Crosby