University of Minnesota Duluth Library

Joan Lowery Nixon

1927 - 2003

(2002 Kerlan Award)

 

The Kerlan Award is given "in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children's literature and in appreciation for generous donation of unique resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children's literature." The books listed below are owned by the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Library.

Author

Nixon, Joan Lowery. (1987). Fat chance, Claude. (Pictures by Tracey Campbell Pearson). New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking Kestrel. PRIM-FIC N7364fa

A zany Texas couple, Shirley and Claude, grow up and meet out in the gold mining hills of Colorado.

Nixon, Joan Lowery. (1984). The ghosts of now. New York : Delacorte Press. INTR-FIC N7363GH

With her brother in a coma following a hit-and-run accident, a high school senior investigates the incident, stirring up animosity in the small, tight west Texas community where her family has recently moved.

Nixon, Joan Lowery. (1993). Land of promise. (Eillis Island). New York : Bantam. INTR-FIC N7363LA

In 1902, fifteen-year-old Rose travels from Ireland to join family members in Chicago, where she must use all her resources to deal with her father's drinking and her brothers' dangerous involvement in politics.

Nixon, Joan Lowery. (1985). Maggie, too. San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. INTR-FIC N7363MA

A defensive twelve-year-old comes to understand her father, a busy Hollywood director planning to remarry, after she is exiled for the summer to the everyday life of her grandmother's house in Houston.

Nixon, Joan Lowery. (2002). The making of a writer. New York : Delacorte Press. 921 N7365m

The author recalls events from her childhood that contributed to her development as a writer.

Nixon, Joan Lowery. (1985). The stalker. New York : Delacorte. INTR-FIC N7363ST

When her best friend is accused of murder, seventeen-year-old Jennifer is determined to prove her innocence by finding the real culprit.

Author Information

Web English Teacher : Joan Lowry Nixon Lesson plans for Orphan Train and other works http://www.webenglishteacher.com/nixon.html

Nixon, Joan Lowery 1927-2003. (2004). In Something about the author (Vol. 146, pp. 216).  Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Nixon, Joan Lowery 1927-  (Jaye Ellen). (2000). In Something about the author (Vol. 115, pp. 145-154).  Detroit: Gale.PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Nixon, Joan Lowery 1927-  (Jaye Ellen). (1994). In Something about the author (Vol. 78, pp. 135-143).  Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Nixon, Joan Lowery 1927- . (1986). In Something about the author (Vol. 44, pp. 131-139).  Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Nixon, Joan Lowery 1927- . (1976). In Something about the author (Vol. 8, pp. 143-144).  Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Joan Lowery Nixon 1927- . (1990). In Something about the author autobiography series (Vol. 9, pp. 267-284). Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database.

 

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