Cushman at the 2016 Texas Book Festival
|Born||October 4, 1941|
Chicago, Illinois, US
|Alma mater||Stanford University|
|Genre||Young adult historical novels|
|Notable awards||Newbery Medal |
Her 1995 novel The Midwife's Apprentice won the Newbery Medal for children's literature, and her 1994 novel Catherine, Called Birdy won a Newbery Honor. She has a bachelor of arts degree in Greek and English from Stanford University. In addition, she has a master's degree in human behavior as well as a master's degree in museum studies. For eleven years she was adjunct professor in the Museum Studies Department at John F. Kennedy University before resigning in 1996 to write full-time. She lives and writes on Vashon Island near Seattle, Washington.
- Catherine, Called Birdy (1994)
- The Midwife's Apprentice (1995)
- The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (1998)
- Matilda Bone (2000)
- Rodzina (2004)
- The Loud Silence of Francine Green (2006)
- Alchemy and Meggy Swann (2010)
- Will Sparrow's Road (2012)
- 1995 Newbery Honor for Catherine, Called Birdy
- 1995 Golden Kite Award for Catherine, Called Birdy
- 1996 Newbery Medal for The Midwife's Apprentice
- 1997 John and Patricia Beatty Award for The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, given by the California Library Association.
- 2004 Washington State Book Award for Rodzina
- 2007 Kerlan Award at the University of Minnesota’s Children’s Literature Research Collection for her contributions to the Kerlan Collection.
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