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Elizabeth Yates

Born: Dec 6, 1905

Death: Jul 29, 2001

Birthplace: Buffalo

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Elizabeth Yates

Date of Birth : Dec 6, 1905
Date of Death : Jul 29, 2001
Birth Place : Buffalo

Elizabeth Yates McGreal was a prolific American author. She is perhaps best known for her 1951 Newbery Medal-winning novel Amos Fortune, Free Man. She also received the Newbery Honor in 1944 for Mountain Born. She began her writing career as a journalist, writing travel articles for publications such as The Christian Science Monitor and The New York Times. Many of Yates' books were illustrated by British artist Nora Unwin. Her autobiography consists of three volumes: My Diary – My World, My Widening World, and One Writer's Way.


  • Writer
  • Author

Also known as

  • Elizabeth Yates McGreal


  • Mary Duffy Yates
  • Harry yates


  • William McGreal

Awards Won

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