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Frieda Friedman

Author of The Janitor's Girl

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From Amazon: Frieda Friedman was a writer of children's literature who, from the mid-1940s to the late 1960s, published several short, illustrated novels primarily intended for preteen and adolescent girls. Her works enjoyed republication and numerous printings through the 1970s, and in some cases until the late 1980s. After earning a B.S. from New York University, Friedman entered into graduate study at Columbia University and New York University. In the course of her professional career, she was employed by New York American and several other newspapers and magazines. In 1930, she began writing poetry for the Norcross Greeting Card Company, and was eventually promoted to editor. Friedman lived in New York City, and set much of her fiction there. She wrote often about girls in supportive, working-class or middle-class families. Illustrators of Friedman's work include Valeria Patterson, Carolyn Haywood, Mary Barton, Mary Stevens, Jacqueline Tomes, Vivienne Blake, Ulrike Zehe-Weinberg, Erich Hölle, Leonard Shortall, and Emmo. On three occasions, the New York Herald Tribune Spring Book Festival recognized her work in adolescent fiction with an Honor Choice award: in 1947 for Dot for Short; in 1949 for A Sundae with Judy; and in 1956 for The Janitor's Girl.
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