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Archives for August 1974

Profile of Newbery Medalist Paula Fox

by Augusta Baker The Slave Dancer is Paula Fox’s first historical novel, though she has written fourteen books, eleven for children and three for adults. The novel is set in 1840 but its vividness reaches beyond the past — beyond the horror, the cruelty, and the ugliness of the slave trade — to touch us […]

The Slave Dancer: Author Paula Fox’s 1974 Newbery Medal Acceptance

by Paula Fox Nearly all the work of writing is silent. A writer does it alone. And the original intention — that first sudden stirring of one’s imagination — is made up of many small, almost always humble, things. Because a major ef­fort of writing is reflection, which is silent and solitary, I place thought […]