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Joan Beck

Born: 1923 in Clinton, Iowa
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Lived and worked in Illinois all of her adult life.

Biography: Joan Beck received her bachelorís and masterís degrees from Northwesternís 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Joan Beck on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Is my baby all right?
ISBN: 0671801910 OCLC: 1675232

Pocket Books New York, [1974]

  Is my baby all right?
ISBN: 0671831968 OCLC: 578207

Trident Press New York, [1972]