Nebraska Authors

Elizabeth Yates

Born 1905-12-06 Buffalo, NY (USA)

Died 2001-07-29
Concord, NH (USA)

Not a Nebraska writer, though she did write a biography of Nebraska's Dorothy Canfield Fisher. She was a very well known writer of books for children, perhaps best known for Amos Fortune, Free Man, the 1951 Newbery Award winner. Boston University has a collection of her papers, with more biographical detail.

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Juvenile Literature


Carolina's Courage. 1964.
Pebble in a Pool : The Widening Circles of Dorothy Canfield Fisher's Life. 1958.

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