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Greenfield, Eloise

LC control no.n 79032828
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationPS3557.R39416
Personal name headingGreenfield, Eloise
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Variant(s)Little, Eloise
Associated countryUnited States
LocatedWashington (D.C.)
Birth date1929-05-17
Death date2021-08-05
Place of birthParmele (N.C.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
Field of activityChildren's literature
AffiliationUnited States. Patent Office
Profession or occupationAuthors Illustrators Poets
Found inHer Rosa Parks, 1973.
NUCMC data from North Carolina Central University for Eloise Greenfield collection, 1969-1980 (full time civil servant in Washington, D.C., and author of childrens books)
Biography resource center, July 25, 2003 (May 17, 1929, in Parmele, NC; daughter of Weston W. and Lessie (Jones) Little; married Robert J. Greenfield (a procurement specialist), April 29, 1950; also know as Eloise Little)
The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Greenfield, Eloise; children's book writer / illustrator, poet; born 17 May 1929 in Parmele, North Carolina, United States; her stories are for children ranging in age from prekindergarten to junior high school; wrote a collection of love poems "Honey I Love" (1978); familial and platonic relationships were central themes in her works; created books that provide true and positive portrayals of Black historical figures, heritage, and experiences; "Alesia" (1981) is one of her most poignant and touching stories; received the Carter G. Woodson Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, the American Library Association notable book citation, and the National Black Child Development Institute Award)
Washington post WWW site, viewed August 19, 2021 (in obituary dated "yesterday": Eloise Greenfield, an award-winning writer whose dozens of works helped broaden children's literature so that young African Americans could see themselves, their history and their hopes in the pages of their picture books, died Aug. 5 in Washington. She was 92. Ms. Greenfield spent nearly her entire life in Washington, where she began writing books during her downtime as a clerk at the U.S. Patent Office in the 1960s. Eloise Glynn Little was born in Parmele, N.C., on May 17, 1929)
Associated languageeng