Borton, Lady

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BORTON, Lady. American, b. 1942. Genres: Autobiography/Memoirs, Children's fiction. Career: Westtown School, Westtown, PA, teacher of mathematics, 1964-67; Friends School, Philadelphia, PA, teacher of history, 1967-68; Overseas Refugee Program of American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Philadelphia, PA, assistant director, 1968-69; Quaker Service (physical rehabilitation center), Quang Ngai, Vietnam, assistant director, 1969-71; freelance writer and photographer, 1972-; Careline Inc., Athens, OH, executive director, 1975-77; Pulau Bidong Refugee Camp, West Malaysia, health administrator for the Red Cross, 1980. Beacon School for Children with Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Athens, OH, bus driver, 1972-; works in home restoration, 1972-; B. Dalton Bookstore, Athens, OH, clerk, 1985-88; Quaker Service-Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam, interim director, 1990-91, field director, 1993-. Independent radio producer, 1987-; columnist for Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, 1989-; commentator for Sunday Weekend Ed, National Public Radio, 1990-; affiliated with Faculty Writers' Workshop at the Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences, University of Massachusetts, Boston, summers, 1993 and 1994. Publications: Sensing the Enemy: An American Woman among the Boat People of Vietnam (nonfiction), 1984; Voyage of the Mekong Dragon, 1986; Fat Chance!, (juvenile fiction), 1993; Junk Pile (juvenile fiction), 1995; After Sorrow: An American among the Vietnamese (nonfiction), in press; Boat Boy (juvenile fiction). Contributor to books. Contributor of articles to periodicals. Address: Beacon School for Children with Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities, 801 West Union St., Athens, OH 45701, U.S.A.

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