Born July 11 1944 Lansing Mi.


Oakland Tech. High School Oakland, California

California College of Arts and Crafts Oakland, California

Laney Community College Oakland, California

Monash University Mulgrave, Australia

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Melbourne, Australia

PhD in Art History Emphasis on Iconography

Literary Awards

1988 Sydney Taylor Book Award

The Keeping Quilt
1989 International Reading Association Award
Rechenka’s Eggs

March 10th 1990 Santa Clara Reading Council
Author’s Hall of Fame

Commonwealth Club of California
Recognition of Excellence
1990 Babushka’s Doll
1992 Chicken Sunday Nov. 14th 1992

1992 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Golden Kite Award for Illustration
Chicken Sunday

1992 Boston Area Educators for Social Responsibility
Children’s Literature and Social Responsibility Award

Nov. 9th 1993 Jane Adams Peace Asoc. and Women’s Intl. League
for Peace and Freedom
Honor award to Mrs. Katz and Tush for it’s effective contribution to peace and social justice.

Parent’s Choice Honors
1991 Some Birthday
1997 Video/ Dream Keeper
1998 Thank You Mr. Falker

1996 North Dakota Library Association Children’s Book Award
My Rotten Red Headed Older Brother

1996 Jo Osborne Award
For Humor in Children’s Literature

1997 Missouri Association of School Librarians
Show Me Readers Award for My Rotten Red Headed Older Brother

1997 West Virginia Children’s Book Award
Pink and Say

1998 Mid -South Independent Booksellers for Children
Humpty Dumpty Award