Lilian Moore

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Lilian Moore (born March 17, 1909 in New York , USA , † July 20, 2004 in Seattle , USA) was an American children's book writer .


Moore studied at Hunter College in New York City until 1930 and then worked as a teacher in her hometown. It was during this time that she discovered a talent for teaching children to read. She specialized in this area from 1937 to 1950 and worked for the municipal Bureau of Educational Research . From the 1940s onwards, Moore eventually published her own children's books, some of which became bestsellers in the United States. Through her stepson's civil rights engagement, she came into contact with the topic of racism and founded the Council on Interracial Books for Children , which campaigned for the banishment of racist stereotypes in children's books.

In 1985 Lilian Moore received the National Council of Teachers of English Award for her work .

Works (selection)

  • A Child's First Picture Dictionary (1946)
  • I Thought I Heard the City (1969), collection of poems
  • Sam's Place: Poems from the Country (1973)
  • See My Lovely Poison Ivy - And Other Verses About Witches, Ghosts and Things (1974)
  • Mural on Second Avenue, and Other City Poems (2004)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Lilian Moore in the Internet Movie Database (English)
  2. Biography on (English)
  3. Book information on