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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joan Beck  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1923 in Clinton, Iowa

-- Joan Beck on WorldCat --

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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

How to Raise a Brighter Child

Trident Press. 1967

Is My Baby All Right?
ISBN: 0671831968

Pocket. 1979

Book by Virginia Apgar, Joan Beck

Best Beginnings: Giving Your Child a Head Start in Life
ISBN: 039912683X

Putnam Pub Group. 1983

Focusing on the years from conception to age six, this comprehensive childcare guide offers pragmatic explanations about the ways in which parents can establish the best possible relationship with their small children