|Birth Day||May 29, 1922|
|Age||98 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Nov 22, 2010 (age 88)|
The author of the acclaimed children's historical fiction book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (1977), Coerr also penned Sam the Minuteman (1995); Josefina Story Quilt (2006); Biography of a Kangaroo (1976); and many other children's novels and picture books.
After earning an undergraduate degree in English from American University, she obtained a master's in library science from the University of Maryland and subsequently worked as a Journalist, newspaper Editor, and creative writing Teacher. She published her first children's book, Twenty-five Dragons, in 1971.
She was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada. During her three-decade marriage to diplomat Wymberly De Renne Coerr (which ended with his death in 1996), she lived in the Philippines, Thailand, Brazil, Taiwan, the United States, and Japan.
She authored a 1976 young adult work about the famous primatologist Jane Goodall.