Posted on 07/03/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Children’s literature lost another longtime presence last month.

Patricia Reilly Giff — author of over one hundred books, including the Polk Street School series — passed away last month at the age of eighty-six, reports the New York Times.

In addition to those illustrated books that reflected Giff’s time as a teacher, she wrote historical fiction (including the Newbery Honor-winning Lily’s Crossing and the Revolutionary War tale Storyteller) as well as contemporary works (like another Newbery Honor winner, Pictures of Hollis Woods).

Read more about Giff’s writing journey and accomplishments in the NY Times.

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