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Katherine Patterson essay

May 7th, 2010 No comments

Authors who have two Newberry Medals, a Newberry Honor book, a Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction and a host of other award winning books to their credit are indeed rare. Katherine Patterson has delighted adolescents for many years with her books that truly speak to the heart.

Katherine was born in China to missionary parents and moved eighteen times before her 18th birthday. Her family returned to the United States due to World War II and Katherine had difficulty fitting in.

She sought refuge in books. She attended King College in Bristol, Tennessee where she majored in English and American Literature. She taught in a rural school for one year and then traveled to Japan for four years. While studying in New York, she met her husband John, a young Presbyterian minister. Read more…