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Evelyn Sibley Lampman

Evelyn Maude Sibley Lampman (April 18, 1907 – June 13, 1980), born in Dallas, Oregon, wrote nearly 40 books for children and young adults, under her own name and two pen names, Jane Woodfin and Lynn Bronson.

Lampman was given the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award in 1962 for her book City Under the Back Steps, a story about two children who shrink to ant-size and have a sci-fi adventure in the world of ants.

In 1968, Lampman received the honor of a Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews. She also was the recipient of two Golden Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America. The first in 1967 for Half Breed and the second in 1970 for her book about the Whitman Massacre from a Cayuse boy’s perspective called Cayuse Courage.

The Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award was established by the Children’s Services Division of the Oregon Library Association in 1982 “to honor a living Oregon author, librarian, or educator who has made a significant contribution to Oregon in the fields of children’s literature and library services.”

She was married and had two daughters.