Happy Birthday, E.L. Konigsburg!
Konigsburg went on to win two Newbery Medals for her work. In 1968, she won for her popular novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and in 1997 she won again with The View from Saturday. Often addressing the big questions and challenges the come with growing up, her novels continue to speak to young readers. Konigsburg was also eager to inform readers, believing that children’s books were “the key to the accumulated wisdom, wit, gossip, truth, myth, history, philosophy, and recipes for salting potatoes during the past 6,000 years of civilization.”