|Died||July 25, 2014 (aged 103)|
|Education||Columbia University (MA)|
|Alma mater||Hunter College (1934)|
|Known for||Up the Down Staircase (novel)|
Bella "Bel" Kaufman (May 10, 1911 - July 25, 2014) was an American teacher and author of Jewish-Ukrainian descent. She was best known for writing the 1965 bestselling novel Up the Down Staircase.
Kaufman was born in Berlin, Germany to Jewish-Russian parents. She was raised in Odessa and Kiev, Ukraine.
Kaufman died at home in New York City on July 25, 2014, aged 103.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ www.bookrags.com
- ↑ "Bel Kaufman, Who Told What School Was Really Like, Dies at 103". New York Times. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Bel Kaufman on IMDb