• Happy (late) 80th, Dorothy Hoobler! (The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn, 1999

    From Lenona@21:1/5 to All on Fri Mar 19 22:58:19 2021
    She lives in NYC. Her birthday was on the 6th.


    (booklist and awards)

    From Google Books:

    "Dorothy Hoobler is a historian and author of over sixty books, both fiction and nonfiction, mostly for young readers. Her (sic) and her husband are the authors of the well-loved American Family Album series, including The Japanese American Family Album,
    which was named a Carter G. Woodson Honor Book in 1997. The Hooblers won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Novel in 2005 with In Darkness, Death. In addition, the Society for School Librarians International chose their book Showa: The Era of
    Hirohito for a best book award in 1991, and they have been cited for excellence by the Library of Congress, the Parents' Choice Foundation, Bank Street College, the International Reading Association, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and
    the New York Public Library."

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  • From Lenona@21:1/5 to All on Fri Mar 19 23:24:27 2021
    Correction - In Darkness, Death was a FINALIST for the Edgar Award.

    That novel and The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn are part of the "Samurai Detective" series, featuring Judge Ooka, who was a real 18th century judge!

    (resume, booklist, and long article on her work)

    (twelve Kirkus reviews)

    (reader reviews)

    (short video about Ghost in the Tokaido Inn)

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