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Frieda Wishinsky

Frieda Wishinsky
Born (1948-07-14) July 14, 1948 (age 75)
Alma materCity College of New York (BA)
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology (MSc)
Years active1990–present

Frieda Wishinsky (born July 14, 1948) is a German-born Canadian educator and author of children's books.

The daughter of Polish-Jewish parents, she was born in Munich and grew up in Manhattan. She received a BA in International Relations from City College of New York and a MSc Special Education from Ferkauf Graduate School. She has taught special education for children and adults in the United States, Israel and Canada. She now lives in Toronto.[1][2]

Wishinsky's first book was Oonga Boonga (1990). Her work has been translated into French, German, Hungarian, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Korean, Spanish and Catalan.[2][3]

Selected work



  1. ^ "Frieda Wishinsky". Canadian Review of Materials. University of Manitoba.
  2. ^ a b c "Frieda Wishinsky". The Rights Factory.
  3. ^ "Frieda Wishinsky". University of New Brunswick.
  4. ^ "Frieda Wishinsky". Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers.
  5. ^ "Award-Winning Books of the year 2008". Ice Floes and Frost. Library and Archives Canada.
  6. ^ "Canadian Children's Fiction Award Winners".
  7. ^ "Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize". Canadian Children's Book Centre.
  8. ^ Feminist Task Force (2017-01-13). "2014 Amelia Bloomer List". American Library Association. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  9. ^ "Previous Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction Winners and Finalists". Canadian Children's Book Centre.
  10. ^ "Allan Stratton, Frieda Wishinsky make 2016 IODE Violet Downey Book Award shortlist". Quill & Quire.
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