Nebraska Authors

Meredith McGowan

Born 1948 Omaha, NE (USA)

Former Curator, Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors at Lincoln City Libraries, 2005-2014.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Ralston, NE
Alliance, NE
Wayne, NE
Lincoln, NE
Arlington, VA
Terre Haute, IN
Tempe, AZ

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Education; Children's Literature; Elementary Education


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education, 1970, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE
Certification in Educational Media (K through 12), 1979, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE
Master of Science Degree in Education Media Administration, 1982, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE
Master of Library Science Degree, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1988


Media Specialist

Places Worked

Omaha Public Schools
Sullivan County (Indiana) Public Library
Mead, NE Public Schools
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Nebraska-Omaha
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Tempe, AZ Public Library
Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE


Nebraska Literary Heritage Association’s Literary Heritage Award, 2015


Tom McGowan, spouse and frequent co-author


McGowan, Meredith
Meredith McGowan, Tom McGowan and Pat Wheeler, Appreciating Diversity through Children's Literature: Teaching Activities for the Primary Grades. 1994.
Tom McGowan and Meredith McGowan, Telling America's Story: Teaching American History through Children's Literature. 1989.
Tom McGowan and Meredith McGowan, Integrating the Primary Curriculum: Social Studies and Children's Literature. 1988.
Tom McGowan and Meredith McGowan, Children, Literature, and Social Studies: Activities for the Intermediate Grades. (Illustrated by Joan Frost), 1986.

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