OBITUARIES: Milton Meltzer

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Kuskin, the recipient of many honors, wrote
and/or illustrated over fifty books for chil-
dren, including Roar and More and The Phil-
harmonic Gets Dressed. She was seventy-seven.
Milton Meltzer, historian and author of more
than one hundred nonfiction books for chil-
dren, died on September 19, 2009, in New
York City. He was ninety-four years old. Win-
ner of the American Library Association’s
2001 Wilder Medal and the Catholic Library
Association’s Regina Medal in 2000, Meltzer
was also a three-time National Book Award
finalist. His 1976 Horn Book article, “Where
Do All the Prizes Go?: The Case for Nonfic-
tion,” championed the literary and artistic
potential of the genre.


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