[2015] Emma Schick: Richard Peck

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[2015] Emma Schick: Richard Peck

Richard Peck

*Born April 10, 1934*Studied at DePauw University earning a bachelor's degree in English in 1956.*Taught Junior High and High School English..... 1959*He left teaching in 1971 to write his first novel, Don't Look and It Won't Hurt.

*Born on April 10, 1934*Born in Decatur IL*Son of Wayne Morris (a merchant) and Virginia (a dietician) Peck. Attended University of Exeter, 1955-56 & DePauw University, 1956

*He wrote 34 books!*The first book that he wrote was called Don't look and it won't hurt. *His last book that he wrote is called Love and Death at the Mall.

“I read because one life isn't enough, and in the page of a book I can be anybody;I read because the words that build the story become mine, to build my life;I read not for happy endings but for new beginnings; I'm just beginning myself, and I wouldn't mind a map;I read because I have friends who don't, and young though they are, they're beginning to run out of material;I read because every journey begins at the library, and it's time for me to start packing;I read because one of these days I'm going to get out of this town, and I'm going to go everywhere and meet everybody, and I want to be ready.”

The book that won this award was A Year Down Yonder. He won this metal in 2001.

Some favorites:Time and place to read:"Everywhere I am I never goanywhere without a book. I live so much of my life in airports and planes where I get wonderful reading done there."

Richard Wayne Peck Won 3 awards*John Newbery Medal*Edgar Award for Best Juvenile*Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' LiteratureRichard Wayne Peck won 2 Nominations*Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award*National Book Award for Young People's Literature


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