Leeds, Contance

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Leeds, Contance

PERSONAL:

Married (husband deceased, 2006); children: three. Education: Wellesley College, A.B.; Boston University, J.D.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Boston, MA. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Author. Formerly worked as an attorney.

MEMBER:

Authors Guild, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Sydney Taylor Award Notable Book for Older Readers designation, and International Reading Association Children's and Young-Adult Book Award for Intermediate Fiction, both 2008, both for The Silver Cup.

WRITINGS:

The Silver Cup, Viking (New York, NY), 2007.

Also author of "A Boy on Board Old Ironsides" (narrative), music by Larry Bell, produced by Boston Landmarks Orchestra.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, February 15, 2007, Jennifer Mattson, review of The Silver Cup, p. 87.

Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2007, review of The Silver Cup.

School Library Journal, June, 2007, Rita Soltan, review of The Silver Cup, p. 152.

ONLINE

Constance Leeds Home Page,http://www.constanceleeds.com (February 15, 2008).

Class of 2k7 Web site,http://classof2k7.com/ (March 5, 2008), "Constance Leeds."

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