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Florence Crannell Means
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Birth: May 15, 1891
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Death: Nov., 1980

American author. Florence Crannell Means was a ground-breaking children's author in that she wrote about the lives of American minorities. She was born in Baldwinsville, New York, the daughter of a Baptist minister, and lived in a number of states including Kansas and Colorado. One of her first books (co-written with Harriet Fulton) was "Rafael and Consuelo" (1929) which was a story about Mexicans living in the United States. She wrote of migrant workers in "Knock at the Door" (1956), and American Indians in "The Rains Will Come"(1954) and "Our Cup is Broken" (1969). He book "The Moved-Outers" (1945) was named a Newbery Honor Book; it told the story of an average California family in the days before the Pearl Harbor bombing, who were of Japanese descent. The family's internment in government relocation camps is quite powerful and poignant. She is credited with bringing social conscience to children's literature.

Family links: 
  Carl Bell Means (1883 - 1973)
  Eleanor Means Hull (1913 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Interments inscribed on opposite side of tombstone are Philip Wendell Crannell (1861-1936), Fannie(Grout) Crannell (1859-1947) and Effie Euretta Crannell (1887-1911).
Crown Hill Cemetery
Wheat Ridge
Jefferson County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 25
Created by: Michael
Record added: Jan 31, 2010
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Florence <i>Crannell</i> Means
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Rest in peace Florence
- Michael
 Added: Feb. 24, 2011
She was ahead of her time, taking on sensitive subjects, and "bringing an early social conscience to children's literature."
- V
 Added: Feb. 22, 2011

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