Vivian Gussin Paley
Pen Name: None
Born: 1929 in Chicago, Illinois
Taught and lived in Chicago for 37 years.
Biographical and Professional Information
Vivian Paley taught preschool children for 37 years, much of that time at the University of Chicago's Laboratory Schools. She is the only Kindergarten teacher to ever receive one of the MacArthur "genius" grants. In addition to teaching, Paley has written more than 10 books about life in the classroom.
- Boys and Girls, Superheroes in the Doll Corner, University of Chicago Press, 1984
- Mollie is Three, Growing up in School , University of Chicago Press, 1986
- Bad Guys Don`t Have Birthdays, Fantasy Play at Four, University of Chicago Press, 1988
- The Boy Who Would Be a Helicopter, Harvard University Press, 1990
- You Can`t Say You Can`t Play , Harvard University Press, 1992
- Kwanzaa and Me, A Teacher`s Story, Harvard University Press, 1995
- The Girl with the Brown Crayon, Harvard University Press, 1997
- The Kindness of Children, Harvard University Press, 1999
- In Mrs. Tully`s Room, A Child Care Portrait, Harvard University Press, 2001
- A Child`s Work, The Importance of Fantasy Play, University of Chicago Press, 2004
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Mollie Is Three: Growing Up in School
Release Date: 1988-12-15
The Girl with the Brown Crayon: How Childen Use Stories to Shape Their Lives
Release Date: 1998-09-15
The Kindness of Children
Release Date: 2000-10-02
In Mrs. Tully's Room: A Childcare Portrait
Release Date: 2003-03-31
A Child's Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play
Release Date: 2005-05-27
NCTE David H. Russell Award,1999. John Dewey Society`s Outstanding Achievement Award, 2000 Erickson Institute Award, 1987.
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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