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Richard Wayne Peck, American writer. Recipient National Prize for Young People's Literature, American Library Association, 1990, Newbery Gold medal, 2000, National Humanities medal, 2001; fellow English-Speaking Union fellow, Jesus College, Oxford (England) University, 1973. Assistant director Council Basic Education, Washington, 1969-1970. Served with United States Army, 1956-1958. Member Authors Guild, Authors League, Delta Chi.

Background

Peck, Richard Wayne was born on April 5, 1934 in Decatur, Illinois, United States. Son of Wayne Morris and Virginia (Gray) Peck.

Education

Student, Exeter (England) University, 1954-1955;Bachelor of Arts, DePauw University, 1956;Master of Arts, Southern Illinois U., 1959;Doctor of Humane Letters, DePauw University, 1999.

Career

Member faculty, School Education, Hunter College, 1965-1971. Lecturer in field; Adjunct Professor library science Louisiana State University, since 1996. Adjunct Professor Library.

School, Louisiana Staet U., since 1997.

Works

Religion

Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.

Politics

Every human being regardless of its race, gender or sexual orientation should have all human and civil rights.

Views

The very idea that one gender is superior to another should be rejected as well as the erroneous notion that members of one gender may receive love, power, and esteem only at the expense of another.

Membership

Assistant director Council Basic Education, Washington, 1969-1970. Served with United States Army, 1956-1958. Member Authors Guild, Authors League, Delta Chi.

Connections

father:
Wayne Morris Peck

mother:
Virginia (Gray) Peck