Colman, Penny (Morgan)

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COLMAN, Penny (Morgan)

COLMAN, Penny (Morgan). American, b. 1944. Genres: Young adult fiction, Young adult non-fiction, Biography. Career: Freelance writer and editor, 1975-; seminar leader and speaker, 1975-; United Presbyterian Church, NYC, program developer, 1977-81; Granger Galleries, NYC, founder and president, 1981-85; Center for Food Action, Englewood, NJ, executive director, 1986-87. Appointed to New Jersey Commission on Hunger, 1986, and New Jersey State Women Infant Children Advisory Council, 1987. Has appeared on radio and television programs. Publications: JUVENILE NONFICTION: Breaking the Chains: The Crusade of Dorothea Lynde Dix, 1992; Spies! Women and the Civil War, 1992; Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for the Vote, 1993; A Woman Unafraid: The Achievements of Frances Perkins, 1993; 101 Ways to Do Better in School, 1994; Madame C.J. Walker: Building a Business Empire, 1994; Mother Jones and the Children's Crusade, 1994; Toilets, Bathtubs, Sinks and Sewers: The History of the Bathroom, 1994. JUVENILE FICTION: I Never Do Anything Bad, 1988; Dark Closets and Noises in the Night, 1991. ADULT NONFICTION: (ed.) Spiritual Disciplines for Everyday Living, 1982; Grand Canyon Magic, 1987; This Is Bergen County Where People Make a Difference, 1989; (with S. Chess and A. Thomas) Fifty Years Together: Researchers, Psychiatrists, Professors, and Parents, 1993; Equal Rights Amendment: A Curriculum Guide, 1993. OTHER: Dare to Seek (one-act play), 1976; Education Is the Key (script for videotape), 1988. Author and editor of human resource manuals. Contributor to periodicals. Address: 138 Knickerbocker Rd, Englewood, NJ 07631, U.S.A.