Children’s book author and illustrator E.L. Konigsburg has passed away at age 83. Konigsburg was nominated for the National Book Award for Children’s Books twice, in 1974 for A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver, and in 1980 for Throwing Shadows.
Click here to read her obituary in The New York Times.
Click here to read Judy Blume’s acceptance speech for the 2004 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, which she dedicated to Konigsburg and other children’s book writers.
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