Cornelia Meigs Photo

Cornelia Meigs

Born: Dec 6, 1884

Death: Sep 10, 1973

Birthplace: Rock Island

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Cornelia Meigs

Date of Birth : Dec 6, 1884
Date of Death : Sep 10, 1973
Birth Place : Rock Island

Cornelia Lynde Meigs was an American writer of fiction and biography for children, teacher of English and writing, historian and critic of children's literature. She won the Newbery Medal Medal for her 1933 biography of Louisa May Alcott, titled Invincible Louisa. She also wrote three Newbery Honor Books.


  • Writer
  • Teacher
  • Author
  • Historian
  • Literary critic

Awards Won

  • John Newbery Medal
  • Newbery Honor
  • Jane Addams Children''s Book Award
  • Newbery Medal
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