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Melissa Lion Papers

Summary Information
Title: Melissa Lion Papers
Dates: 2004-2005
Creator: Lion, Melissa
Extent: 8 folders
Location: Materials are stored in Andersen Library cavern. Please allow 30 minutes for retrieval.
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1987
The collection consists of front matter and typescript associated with the production of two titles by Melissa Lion.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of: Lion, Melissa


Items are arranged by published title and chronologically within each title.

Biographical Sketch

Melissa Lion was born in 1976 in California. She received her Master of Fine Arts at Saint Mary's College, where she now teaches. Lion now resides in San Francisco, California, working as a bookseller, writer, and educator. Her novels for young adults, including Swollen and Upstream , show a unique perspective on adolescent life that Lion attributes to her vivid memory of her own teen years. Her leading characters have been praised for their ability to balance between social groups and cliques. Kirkus Reviews has labled her an important Young Adult author to watch in coming years. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, Vol. 176, p. 131-132.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of material associated with the production of two books written by Melissa Lion.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Lion, Melissa
  • Running
  • Death
  • High schools
  • Family life
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Box MF 3632
Swollen, published New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2004 (4 folders)  Box MF 3632
Note  Contains: manuscript transmittal sheet (1 p.); front matter (8 p.); corrected typescript (158 p.)
Upstream, published New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2005 (4 folders)  Box MF 3632
Note  Contains: corrected typescript (200 p.)