Rediscovering Nancy Drew

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Univerity of Iowa Press, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 281 pages
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In 1991, women staff and faculty at the University of Iowa discovered that the pseudonymous author of the original Nancy Drew books, Carolyn Keene, was none other than Mildred Wirt Benson, the first person to earn a master's degree in journalism at Iowa. The excitement caused by their discovery led to the 1993 Nancy Drew Conference, which explored the remarkable passion for Nancy Drew that spans a wide spectrum of American society. The result: a lively collaboration of essays by and interviews with mystery writers, collectors, publishers, librarians, scholars, journalists, and fans which presents a spirited, informative, totally enjoyable tribute to the driver of that blue roadster so many readers have coveted.

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Contents

Fashioning the New Nancy Drews Anne Greenberg I
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Series Books and Competing Mandates in the School Library
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African American Strategies for Reading
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