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Millicent E. Selsam

30 May 1912 - 1996

Millicent Ellis Selsam was born in New York City on May 30, 1912. She became interested in biology during her high school years, and went on to study biology at Brooklyn College. She was then offered a fellowship teaching at Columbia University while completing an M.A. in botany. After she received her M.A., she taught high school science. In 1946 she left teaching to write science discovery books for children. Her first published book was Egg to Chick (1946), which started a science series of "I Can Read" books for Harper. Over the course of her career she wrote approximately 130 children’s books. Her books received many awards, including the Thomas Alva Edison Award for the best juvenile science book, ''Biography of an Atom'' (1965).

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March 31, 2017 Edited by Clean Up Bot add VIAF and wikidata ID
September 9, 2009 Edited by caf21 Added to bio
September 9, 2009 Edited by caf21 Changed name (to published name), added to birth date, added death date, added wikipedia link, added bio
September 7, 2008 Edited by RenameBot fix author name
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