Jean Fritz

Born  November 16, 1915                              Passed Away May 14, 2017

Meet the Author  Jean Fritz:


Author Bio:

Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China to American missionaries on November 16, 1915. Living there until she was almost thirteen sparked a lifelong interest in American history.  She wrote about her childhood in China in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the National Book Award. Ms. Fritz was the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people. Among the other prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: the  National Endowment for the Humanities Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award. the Christopher Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice Awards. She passed away on May 14, 2017. —from



Books by Jean Fritz

 “And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?” (1973)

“Why Don’t You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?” (1974)

“Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?” (1975).

“Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?” (1976)

“Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George?” (1977)

“Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution” (1987).

Traitor  The Case of Benedict Arnold

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