Joan Beck

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General Information

Name: Joan Beck

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1923 in Clinton, Iowa

Deceased: 1998 in Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Lived and worked in Illinois all of her adult life.

Biographical and Professional Information

Joan Beck received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in 1945 and 1947, and spent most of her professional life on staff at the Chicago Tribune. As a feature writer from 1961-1972, she pioneered coverage in medicine, education, sociology and contemporary life. She was the first woman at that newspaper to be in charge of a daily section, the Tempo section, and also to join the editorial board. She wrote books on parenting and children, was the recipient of many awards and has been inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.

Published Works

  • How To Raise a Bright Child, Trident Press, 1967
  • Is My Baby All Right, Pocket Books, 1979
  • Best Beginnings: Give Your Child a Head Start in Life, Cliffs Notes, 1983

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

How to Raise a Brighter Child

Release Date: 1967

Literary Awards

External Links

Joan Beck on WorldCat

Joan Beck on Amazon


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