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 Elizabeth Yates McGreal

Elizabeth Yates McGreal

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Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 29 Jul 2001 (aged 95)
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Location of body is unknown
Memorial ID 5860526 · View Source
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She was the author of the 1951 children's book "Amos Fortune, Free Man". A native of Buffalo, she used her maiden name as her pen name, Elizabeth Yates. Her historic 1951 novel was based on the life of a freed slave and it won the Newbery Medal for children's literature. The book is often used to educate children about black history and has been translated into several languages. During her career she received seven honorary degrees and many other literary awards.

Bio by: Ron Moody


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  • Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5860526
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Yates McGreal (6 Dec 1905–29 Jul 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5860526, ; Maintained by Ron Moody (contributor 1041) Unknown, who reports a Location of body is unknown.