Boyd, Candy Dawson

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BOYD, Candy Dawson

BOYD, Candy Dawson. American, b. 1946. Genres: Children's fiction. Career: Overton Elementary School, Chicago, IL, teacher, 1968-71; Long-fellow School, Berkeley, CA, teacher, 1971-73; University of California, Berkeley, extension instructor in the language arts, 1972-79; Berkeley Unified School District, Berkeley, district teacher trainer in reading and communication skills, 1973-76; St. Mary's College of California, Morgana, extension instructor in language arts, 1972-79, lecturer, 1975, assistant professor and director of reading leadership and teacher effectiveness programs, 1976-87, director of elementary education, 1983-88, tenured associate professor, 1983-91, professor of education, 1991-; writer. Publications: Circle of Gold, Scholastic, 1984; Breadsticks and Blessing Places, Macmillan, 1985, published as Forever Friends, Viking, 1986; Charlie Pippin, Macmillan, 1987; Chevrolet Saturday, Macmillan, 1992; Fall Secrets, Puffin, 1994; Daddy, Daddy Be There, Philomel, 1995. Also contributor of articles and essays to professional journals. Reviewer of children's literature for the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle. Address: St. Mary's College of California, School of Education, Box 4350, Moraga, CA 94575, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]