Anne Edwards, age 87, formerly of Lincolnwood, IL passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Consistently inspiring many through her literary work, she never hesitated to dedicate her books to loved ones including her husband, Chet Edwards,
and her children: Jill, Todd, and Jeff. Anyone who met her could never forget her infectious smile and laughter (especially how excited she became when tasty treats were involved). Her heart always held a special place for her cats, creatures in need,
and allowed her space to comfort those around her as a chaplain at her church. Most importantly, she bravely battled her cancer until the very end when her late husband, Paul Neimark, called her home. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to
meet her, alive in our thoughts and in the sight of a cardinal gracing our presence, until we meet again someday.
What I posted in 2015 (modified):
She was nominated for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature for "Myth Maker: J.R.R. Tolkien" (1996).
Her husband was Paul G. Neimark, nonfiction writer.
Touch of Light: The Story of Louis Braille (juvenile), Harcourt, 1970.
Sigmund Freud: The World Within (young adult), Harcourt, 1976.
With This Gift: The Story of Edgar Cayce, Morrow, 1978.
Damien: The Leper Priest, Morrow, 1980.
A Deaf Child Listened: Thomas Gallaudet, Pioneer in American Education (Junior Literary Guild selection), Morrow, 1982.
One Man's Valor: Leo Baeck and the Holocaust (young adult), Lodestar, 1986. Che!, Latin America's Legendary Guerilla Leader (young adult), Harper & Row, 1989.
Diego Rivera, Artist of the People (young adult), HarperCollins, 1992.
Myth Maker: J.R.R. Tolkien, Beech Tree, 1996.
Wild Heart: the Story of Joy Adamson, Author of Born Free, Harcourt, 1999.
Blowin' Down This Road: the Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie, Atheneum, 2002. Up Close: Johnny Cash, 2007.
"Contributor of more than 100 articles and stories to juvenile magazines, including Highlights for Children and Jack and Jill; author of articles for teachers' manuals and educational publishers, including Encyclopaedia Britannica and Science Research