M. E. Kerr Biography

Biography (Masterpieces of American Literature)

The fact that many of M. E. Kerr’s young adult novels remain popular and in print for years after they are first published indicates that these novels are not tied to the events of a particular time period or generation but rather address universal feelings and emotions that most young adults experience at some time or another. In addition, Kerr’s most commonly used theme of an underdog either struggling to gain social acceptance or learning to live without it, is one that many young adult readers find appealing.

M. E. Kerr Biography (Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

Marijane Meaker, whose pen name is M. E. Kerr, was born May 27, 1927, in Auburn, New York. A dominant influence in her life was her father,...

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M. E. Kerr Biography (Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

Marijane Meaker was born in Auburn, New York on May 27, 1927, the daughter of Ellis Meaker, a manufacturer of mayonnaise, and his wife, Ida...

(The entire section is 472 words.)

M. E. Kerr Biography (Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

Born in Auburn, New York, on May 27, 1927, M. E. Kerr (Marijane Meaker) was an avid reader as a child and spent a great deal of her free time...

(The entire section is 243 words.)