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Danziger was born in Washington, D.C. to Samuel and Carolyn Danziger. Though she struggled in school as a child, she attended Montclair State University in New Jersey and earned a degree in 1967. She was a middle school teacher in New Jersey from 1967-1978 while studying for a Master's degree. Her studies were interrupted when she was in a car crash, where a drunk driver hit her car, and she slammed her head against the front window which caused her to have brain damage. In 1978 she left teaching to write full-time.
Although readers loved her books because of the humor, some critics called them superficial and generic. Others praised her work for tackling real-life issues.
Awards[change | change source]
Some of the awards Danziger's work received:
Publications[change | change source]
- The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. Delacorte, 1974.
- The Pistachio Prescription. Delacorte, 1978.
- Can You Sue Your Parents for Malpractice?. Delacorte, 1979.
- There's a Bat in Bunk Five. Delacorte, 1980.
- The Divorce Express. Delacorte, 1982.
- It's an Aardvark-Eat-Turtle World. Delacorte, 1985.
- This Place Has No Atmosphere. Delacorte, 1986.
- Remember Me to Harold Square. Delacorte, 1987.
- Everyone Else's Parents Said Yes. Delacorte, 1989.
- Make Like a Tree and Leave. Delacorte, 1990.
- Earth to Matthew. Delacorte, 1991.
- Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars. Delacorte, 1992.
- Amber Brown is Not a Crayon, illustrated by Tony Ross. Putnam's, 1994.
- Thames Doesn't Rhyme with James. Putnam's, 1994.
- You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown, illustrated by Tony Ross. Putnam's, 1995.
- Amber Brown Goes Fourth, illustrated by Tony Ross. Putnam's Sons, 1995.
- Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit, illustrated by Tony Ross. Putnam's Sons, 1996.
- Forever Amber Brown, illustrated by Tony Ross. Putnam, 1996.
- Amber Brown Sees Red, illustrated by Tony Ross. Putnam, 1997.
- With Ann M. Martin, P.S. Longer Letter Later. Scholastic, 1998.
- With Ann M. Martin, Snail Mail No More. 2000.
- Amber Brown is Feeling Blue, illustrated by Tony Ross. Putnam's, 1998.
- Contributed with other various authors to It's Super to Be Six and It's Terrific to be Ten, published by Scholastic.
References[change | change source]
- "Paula Danziger." Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Biography in Context. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.
- "Paula Danziger." St. James Guide to Young Adult Writers. Gale, 1999. Biography in Context. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.
- Cech, John. "Martin, Ann M." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2015. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.
- Danziger, Paula. "Paula Danziger Interview Transcript." Scholastic Teachers. Scholastic, n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.