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Barbara Shook Hazen was born in Dayton, Ohio on February 4, 1930. She attended Smith College and Columbia University. Her career began at The Ladies' Home Journal where she became the Poetry Editor. She left the Journal to work as a book editor for Western Publishing Co. where she began writing children's books. After the birth of her son, Freeman Bracket Hazen Jr., she began her freelance career.
Her writings for children are often addressed "to the child in me." Her stories take the child's point of view as she seeks out "the un-rote response, the quirky solution."
Hazen has written over 50 books for children and her story Even if I Did Something Awful won the Christopher Award for ages 6-9 in 1982. Besides children's fiction she has written in a variety of formats: scripts, songs, and nonfiction titles for children and adults. Barbara Shook Hazen is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Authors Guild of America and Bank Street College of Educators Writer's Lab.
Scope and Content
The collection contains a copy-edited typescript of Even if I Did Something Awful, and typescript material for the jacket, including a partial bibliography, and a biography. Love, boundaries and consequences are the themes when a young boy tests his mother's response to a series of possible mishaps, as he prepares to tell her that he has broken a vase.
Series and Subseries
A. Books (1981)
Box/Folder A. Book EVEN IF I DID SOMETHING AWFUL by Barbara Shook Hazen, pictures by Nancy Kincaid (New York: Atheneum, 1981). 1/1 Edited typescript pp. 1-5. List of five other titles. Copy edited text for jacket.
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Hattiesburg, MS 39406
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