Jean Craighead George is a Hall of Famer

June 15, 2016 at 12:04 pm Leave a comment

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The New York State Writers Hall of Fame enshrined eight new members on June 7. Among those inducted was Jean Craighead George ’41, who passed away in 2012 at 92.

George was a renowned author of books for children. Her most famous work is Julie of the Wolves, which won the Newbery Medal – given annually to “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children” – in 1973. Additionally, her book My Side of the Mountain was a runner-up for the same award in 1960.

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

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