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    Claire Rudolf Murphy


    Claire Rudolf Murphy is the author of seventeen books of fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults, including Children of Alcatraz: Growing Up on the Rock; Daughters of the Desert: Remarkable Women of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim TraditionsMarching With Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage; and her latest, My Country Tis of Thee: Song of Patriotism, Song of Protest, illustrated by the Caldecott honor illustrator Bryan Collier. Her awards include a Contribution to Literacy Award from the Alaskan Center for Books, a Willa Cather Award, a Sequoyah Children’s Book Award, and an “Outstanding Author” award from the Washington Organization of Reading Development. Other awards include: Amelia Bloomer Project award; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; Kansas state reading award; South Carolina book award; Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award; IRA Teacher Choice award; New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age.

    She has an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and taught creative writing for many years for the Alaska State Writing Consortium and Eastern Washington University. After living for twenty-four years in Alaska, she and her husband now live in Spokane, Washington and have two grown children. 

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    My Country Tis of Thee: Song of Patriotism, Song of Protest
    Henry Holt & Co.

    Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women's Suffrage
    Peachtree Publishers

    Children of Alcatraz: Growing Up on the Rock
    Walker Books

    I Am Sacajawea, I Am York: Our Journey West with Lewis and Clark
    Walker Books

    Gold Rush Women
    Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company: Alaska Northwest Books

    Gold Rush Dogs
    Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company: Alaska Northwest Books

    Free Radical
    Houghton Mifflin Company: Clarion Books

    Daughters of the Desert
    Skylight Paths Publishing

    Children of the Gold Rush
    Out of Print

    Gold Rush Winter
    Random House Books

    The Prince and the Salmon People
    EWU Press

    Gold Star Sister
    Out of Print

    A Child's Alaska
    Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company: Alaska Northwest Books

    Caribou Girl
    The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

    Friendship Across Arctic Waters
    Lodestar Books

    To the Summit
    Dutton Juvenile