Elizabeth Partridge

Longlist, 2018 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2002 National Book Awards

Elizabeth Partridge is the author of seventeen books, including Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam, and Marching to Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary. She’s also written biographies on Dorothea Lange, Woody Guthrie, and John Lennon.
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Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam

Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge book cover
ISBN 9780670785063 Viking Children’s Books / Penguin Random House

In March 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson sent troops into Vietnam. 57,939 American soldiers would be killed and seventeen years would pass before this controversial chapter of American history concluded with the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982. More about this book >

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This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie

This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie
ISBN 9780670035359 Viking Books for Young Readers

Award-winning author, Elizabeth Partridge has taken the life of this songwriting genius and woven in his lyrics, and other rich materials to create a touching and highly entertaining portrait of a true talent. More about this book >

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Elizabeth Partridge

Elizabeth Partridge is the author of seventeen books, including Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam, and Marching to Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary. She’s also written biographies on Dorothea Lange, Woody Guthrie, and John Lennon. Her books have received many honors, including National Book Award Finalist, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Michael L. Printz Honor, SCBWI Golden Kite Award, School Library Journal’s Battle of the Books, and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award.

Elizabeth Partridge graduated with a degree in Women’s Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and later studied traditional Chinese medicine. She was an acupuncturist for more than twenty years before closing her medical practice to write full-time.

Elizabeth lives in a messy, exuberant three-generation household in Berkeley. Fortunately, one room is her office, and when she closes the door, no one bothers her and she can work on her next book.

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