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Claire Rudolf-Murphy
Hamline University MS-A1730
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Claire Rudolf-Murphy

Adjunct Faculty

Contact Info

Claire Rudolf-Murphy
Hamline University MS-A1730
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Biography

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. 

Publications

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




Faculty Accomplishments