[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Home  Research   Services   Computing About the Library

Karen Hesse

1952 -

(2006 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." Individuals from all areas of children's literature, including authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, and educators, are eligible for this honor.

Author

Hesse, Karen. (1998). Just Juice. (Pictures by Robert Andrew Parker). New York : Scholastic Press. INTR-FIC H587JU

Realizing that her father's lack of work has endangered her family, nine-year-old Juice decides that she must return to school and learn to read in order to help their chances of surviving and keeping their house.

Hesse, Karen. (1997). Out of the dust. New York : Scholastic Press. INTR-FIC H587o

In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.

Hesse, Karen. (2001). Witness. New York : Scholastic Press. 811.54 H587w

A series of poems express the views of various people in a small Vermont town, including a young black girl and a young Jewish girl, during the early 1920's when the Ku Klux Klan is trying to infiltrate the town.

Hesse, Karen. (2005). The young Hans Christian Andersen. (Illustrated by Erik Blegvad). New York : Scholastic Press. 921 A5442h

Hans Christian Andersen's early life inspired many of his most famous tales. The author relates Andersen's own youthful experiences to "The Ugly Duckling," "The Ice Maiden," and other stories he later created.

 

Author Information

Children's Literature Network : Karen Hesse
http://www.childrensliteraturenetwork.org/aifolder/aipages/ai_h/hesse.php 

Educational Book & Media Association EBMA's Top 100 Authors : Hesse, Karen
http://www.edupaperback.org/showauth.cfm?authid=56

Kidsreads.com - Karen Hesse
http://www.kidsreads.com/authors/au-hesse-karen.asp

Kids.Librarypoint : Karen Hesse : Genuis at Work (by Virginia Johnson)
http://kids.librarypoint.org/karen_hesse

WebEnglishTeacher : Karen Hesse Lesson Plans for Out of the Dust and other works
http://www.webenglishteacher.com/khesse.html#background

Karen Hesse (1952-). (2005). In Something about the author (Vol. 158, pp. 104-111).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Karen Hesse (1952-). (2000). In Something about the author (Vol. 113, pp. 67-82).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Karen Hesse (1952-). (1999). In Something about the author (Vol. 103, pp. 80-86).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Karen Hesse (1952-). (1993). In Something about the author (Vol. 74, pp. 120-121).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Karen Hesse (1952-). (1998). In Something about the author authobiography series (Vol. 25, pp. 117-138).  Detroit: Gale. Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database.
 

Back to Kerlan Awards
Children's Book Awards Homepage
Children's Literature Homepage

Back to Top

Disclaimer: "The views and opinions expressed in this page are strictly those of Martha Eberhart.
The contents of the page have not been reviewed or approved by the University of Minnesota."

Updated 9/2/11  Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional

[an error occurred while processing this directive]