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Lewis, Barbara A., 1943-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1943-

Biographical History

Barbara A. Lewis (1943- ) is a national award-winning author and educator.

Lewis was born in 1943. After raising her family, she was a teacher at Jackson Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she taught children how to solve real world problems. Her classes served the community by instigating environmental improvement projects, including pushing legislation through the state and receiving two President's Environmental Youth Awards.

As a writer and teacher, Lewis has been recognized by Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, CBS This Morning, CBS World News, CNN, and other national papers and programs. She has written many short stories and articles that have been published in these and other mediums, but is best known for her books that inspire children and teens to serve. She has received several awards for her books, such as the Parenting's Reading Magic Award.

Lewis lives in Park City with her husband, Lawrence. They have four children and ten grandchildren.

Citation

BarbaraLewis.com, April 10, 2013 (award-winning author; educator; taught at Jackson Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah; environmental improvement projects; pushed state legislation; President's Environmental Youth Award; recognized by Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, CBS This Morning, CBS World News, CNN; authored short stories; authored magazine articles; books inspiring children and teens; book awards; Parenting's Reading Magic Award; lives in Park City with husband Lawrence; four children; ten grandchildren)

UPB files, February 12, 2013 (born 1943)

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara Lewis correspondence, 1986-1999

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8113 Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials include letters to Barbara Lewis from fans and students concerning many of her novels and projects. Dated 1986-1999.
Dates: 1986-1999

Barbara Lewis correspondence from students and parents , 1988-1999

 Sub-Series — Box: 3, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 8113 Series 5 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials include letters to Barbara Lewis from her former students. Dated 1988-1999.
Dates: 1988-1999

Barbara Lewis correspondence on Kids With Courage, 1994-1999

 Sub-Series — Box: 3, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSS 8113 Series 5 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Materials include letters from students to Barbara Lewis about her story "Kids With Courage." Dated 1994-1999.
Dates: 1994-1999

Barbara Lewis correspondence on teaching and writing, 1986-1991

 Sub-Series — Box: 2, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 8113 Series 5 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include letters to Barbara Lewis that deal with teaching and writing. Dated 1986-1991.
Dates: 1986-1991

Barbara Lewis correspondence on The Kids Guide to Service Projects, 1994-1999

 Sub-Series — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSS 8113 Series 5 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials include letters to Barbara Lewis about her book "The Kids Guide to Service." Dated 1994-1999.
Dates: 1994-1999

Barbara Lewis correspondence on The Kids guide to Social Action, 1988-1997

 Sub-Series — Box: 3, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8113 Series 5 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains letters to Barbara Lewis about her book "The Kids Guide to Social Action." Dated 1988-1997.
Dates: 1988-1997

Barbara Lewis correspondence on What Do You Stand For, 1997-1999

 Sub-Series — Box: 3, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSS 8113 Series 5 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Materials include letters to Barbara Lewis regarding her book "What Do You Stand For." Dated 1997-1999.
Dates: 1997-1999

Barbara Lewis correspondence on Young Lions, 1992-1993

 Sub-Series — Box: 3, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 8113 Series 5 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials include two letters to Barbara Lewis from her former students pertaining to Young Lions. Dated 1992-1993.
Dates: 1992-1993

Barbara Lewis drafts of The Kids Guide to Service Projects, 1994

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 4-5
Identifier: MSS 8113 Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials include two drafts of Barbara Lewis's book The Kids Guide to Service Projects. Each draft has corrections from the editor, M. Elizabeth Salzmann, and a letter about changes that need to be made before publication. Dated 1973-1998.
Dates: 1994

Barbara Lewis drafts of The Kids Guide to Social Action, 1989-1990

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8113 Series 4
Scope and Contents Series contains three drafts of Barbara Lewis' book The Kids Guide to Social Action. Dated 1989-1990.
Dates: 1989-1990