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Isabelle Christian Holland
(June 16, 1920 - February 9, 2002) USA

Isabelle Holland

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Isabelle Holland was born in Basel, Switzerland. Her father was the American Consul in Liverpool, England during World War II. Due to the war, she moved to the United States in 1940. She attended Tulane University and also was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She wrote over 50 books and was still working at the time of her death at age 81 in New York City.

Holland's books for children and young adults tackled a variety of difficult and/or controversial topics - death, rape, incest, teen pregnancy, sexual abuse, and homosexuality. Reoccurring themes in her books for adults and children include the ravages of alcoholism on families, and the healing and redemptive power of animals.

Her literary archives are in the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi and the Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature at the University of Minnesota.

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