• Happy 90th, Sheila M. Kelly! (Canadian-born writer: Shades of People, 2

    From Lenona@21:1/5 to All on Sun Feb 14 21:10:36 2021
    She was a teacher in Saskatchewan and a "licensed clinical psychologist and consultant to two private schools, a day-care center, and Childrens' Aid Team in western Massachusetts, 1977-1995." She now lives in Austin, Texas.

    (book covers)

    (six Kirkus reviews)

    (two PW reviews)

    (reader reviews)

    (interview about Yummy! Good Food Makes Me Strong, with photos by Shelley Rotner)


    Lots of Moms, Dial Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 1996.
    Lots of Dads, Dial Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 1997.
    About Twins, DK Ink (New York, NY), 1999.

    Feeling Thankful, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 2000.
    A.D.D. Book for Kids, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 2000.
    Lots of Grandparents, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 2001.
    What Can You Do? A Book about Discovering What You Do Well, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 2001.
    Good-byes, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 2002.
    Something's Different, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 2002.
    Many Ways: How Families Practice Their Beliefs and Religions, Millbrook Press (Minneapolis, MN), 2006.
    Shades of People, 2009.

    I'm Adopted! 2011.
    Yummy!: Good Food Makes Me Strong!, 2013.
    Love Lessons from My Son: A Mother's Journey Through a Teen's Cancer, 2014. Families, 2015.
    All Kinds of Friends, 2017.
    School Days, 2020.


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  • From Lenona@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jun 28 07:38:36 2021
    Oops! Somehow, I didn't find this 2019 obit back in February.


    Most of it:

    Dr. Sheila Margaret Kelly, formerly of Greenfield, Massachusetts, died in Nova Scotia, Canada on August 19, 2019.

    Sheila was born in 1931 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. Her parents were from Scotland and the Isle of Man. As a young woman, she traveled alone to "The States" to pursue her goal of becoming a clinical child psychologist. She settled in
    Massachusetts, where she raised three daughters and completed doctoral studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

    She loved her work, and was known for her dedication to the well-being of children and her understanding of challenges faced by parents and teachers. In addition to private practice, she consulted at schools and clinics around western Massachusetts,
    including Smith College Campus School, The Common School, and Children's Aid and Family Services. She also co-authored numerous picture books dealing with issues in children's lives.

    Sheila was a lifelong learner in every sense, feeding her eager mind with readings on subjects ranging from world religions to Victorian fiction to the environment. Learning was, for her, one of life's greatest joys. She also found joy in her beautiful
    grandchildren, nature and fresh air, poetry and classical music, thoughtful conversations, and friendships sustained over many years....

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