Zucker, Naomi F. 1938–

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Zucker, Naomi F. 1938–

(Naomi Flink Zucker)

PERSONAL: Born August 6, 1938, in New York, NY; daughter of Salomon J. (an economist and professor) and Florence (an artist; maiden name, Rothman) Flink; married Norman L. Zucker (a political scientist and professor), June 25, 1961; children: Sara D., G. Samuel. Education: Rutgers University, B.A., 1959; University of Rhode Island, M.A., 1982. Politics: "Liberal/Independent." Religion: Jewish.

ADDRESSES: Home—25 Locust Dr., Kingston, RI 02881. Office—Department of English, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Houghton Mifflin Co. (publisher), Boston, MA, copy editor, 1961–64; SubSCRIBE Editorial Service, Kingston, RI, director, 1964–82; University of Rhode Island, Kingston, special instructor, 1978–85, lecturer in English, 1985–. Consultant to Canadian Refugee Board and for the film Rebuilding the Temple: Cambodians in America, released by Florentine Films, 1991.

AWARDS, HONORS: Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center, 1988, for The Guarded Gate.


(With husband Norman L. Zucker) The Guarded Gate: The Reality of American Refugee Policy, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 1987.

(With Norman L. Zucker) Desperate Crossing: Seeking Refuge in America, M.E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 1996.

Benno's Bear, Dutton Children's Books (New York, NY), 2001.

Contributor to books, including Newcomers to the United States: Children and Families, edited by Mary Frank, Haworth Press (New York, NY), 1983; Refugees and the Asylum Dilemma in the West, edited by Gil Loescher, Pennsylvania State University Press (University Park, PA), 1992; and The Living Law of Nations: Vulnerable Groups in International Law and Organizations, edited by Gudmundur Alfredsson and Peter Macalister Smith, N.P. Engel (Arlington, VA), 1995. Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of Policy History, Journal of Refugee Studies, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Progressive, Present Tense: Magazine of World Jewish Affairs, and Journal of Children in Contemporary Society.



Book Report, March, 2002, review of Benno's Bear, p. 54.

Horn Book Guide, spring, 2002, review of Benno's Bear, p. 94.

Voice of Youth Advocates, April, 2002, review of Ben-no's Bear, p. 48