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Mabel Robinson

American writer of children's books

1874   -   1962

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Radcliffe College, Harvard University, Columbia University
occupation: writer, children's writer

Mabel Louise Robinson (July 19, 1874 – February 21, 1962) was an American writer of children's books. She was passionate about writing books for young adults. Her "primary goal in life [was to] write books for young women, showcasing the protagonists worth, intelligence, and sensitivity". Robinson reached her goal by “bring[ing] realistic and believable young adult problems to modern girl readers looking not only for excitement and fun but for honestly and reality as well. Additionally,… [she] created vivid characters with whom girls could easily identify ”. Robinson was a runner-up for the annual Newbery Medal twice.
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