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Francesca Lia Block Papers, 1989-2003

Summary Information
Title: Francesca Lia Block papers
Dates: 1989-2003
Creator: Block, Francesca Lia.
Extent: 4 boxes (4.0 cubic feet) + 1 art folder
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: CLRC-864
Abstract:
The collection consists of production materials for 16 titles, including typescripts, proofs, correspondence and notes.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Francesca Block, beginning in 1996.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Copyright:

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Francesca Lia Block papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged in alphabetical order by title.


Biographical Sketch

Francesca Lia Block was born in Los Angeles on December 3, 1962. Both of her parents were artists, and her father also worked in the movie business. While she attended the University of California, Berkeley, she started writing her first book, Weetzie Bat , as a sort of love letter to the Hollywood scene she had experienced in high school. It became the first of a series of young adult books about the Los Angeles punk rock subculture. Block describes her works as “contemporary fairy tales with an edge”, where the real world and its trouble find solace through the magic of creative expression and love.

Block has won numerous awards for her books including:

  • Shrout Fiction Award, University of California, Berkeley (1986), Emily Chamberlain Cook Poetry Award (1986); Best Books of the Year citation (1989), American Library Association (ALA) Best of the 1980s designation (1989), Booklist YASD Best Book Award (1989), and Recommended Books for Reluctant Young Adult Readers citation (1989) for Weetzie Bat ;
  • Recommended Books for Reluctant Young Adult Readers citation (1990) for Witch Baby ;
  • LA Best Books of the Year citation (1991), Recommended Books for Reluctant Young Adult Readers citation (1991), Best Books citation from the New York Times (1991), and Best Fifty Books citation from Publishers Weekly (1991) for Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys ;
  • Best Books of the Year citation from School Library Journal (1993) and ALA Recommended Books for Reluctant Young Adult Reader (1993) for Missing Angel Juan ;
  • ALA's Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award (2005) for Dangerous Angels .

Sources: http://biography.jrank.org/pages/1329/Block-Francesca-Lia-1962-Awards-Honors.html; http://www.harpercollins.com/author/microsite/about.aspx?authorid=11812; http://www.francescaliablock.com/bio.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of production materials for numerous titles, including typescripts, corrected typescripts, front matter, proofs, publisher's dummies, correspondence and notes.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Baby Be-Bop , 1995 
Box 1
Corrected typescript, front matter July 19, 1994 Box 1, Folder 1
 
Corrected typescript photocopy, front matter 1994 Box 1, Folder 2-3
 
Corrected page proof 1995 Box 1, Folder 4-5
 
Corrected page proof, correspondence 1995 Box 1, Folder 6
 
Corrected dummy, correspondence 1995 Box 1, Folder 7
 
Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys , 1992 
Box 1
Publisher's dummy, jacket 1992 Box 1, Folder 8
 
Corrected page proof, correspondence 1991-1992 Box 1, Folder 9
 
Corrected page proof, notes January 16, 1992 Box 1, Folder 10
 
Corrected page proof, research material November 14, 1991 Box 1, Folder 11
 
Corrected typescript, front matter corrected, page proof corrected, notes 1991 Box 1, Folder 12
 
Corrected page proof March 11, 1992 Box 1, Folder 13
 
Page proof, page break 1992 Box 1, Folder 14
 
Dangerous Angels , 1998 
Box 1
Corrected typescript, front matter circa 1997 Box 1, Folder 15-17
 
Corrected typescript circa 1997 Box 1, Folder 18-19
 
Corrected typescript, corrected page proof 1997-1998 Box 1, Folder 20
 
Corrected page proof 1997-1998 Box 1, Folder 21-24
 
Echo , 2001 
Box 1
Correspondence, corrected typescript January 30, 2001 Box 1, Folder 25
 
Front matter, jacket proof 2001 Box 1, Folder 26
 
Corrected page proof February 15, 2001 Box 1, Folder 27
Box 2
Corrected page proof 2001 Box 2, Folder 1-5
 
Corrected page proof, correspondence 2001 Box 2, Folder 6-7
 
Corrected page proof 2001 Box 2, Folder 8-9
 
Corrected publisher's dummy circa 2001 Box 2, Folder 10
 
Ecstasia , 1993 
Box 2
Correspondence, front matter, corrected typescript 1993 Box 2, Folder 11
 
Corrected typescript circa 1993 Box 2, Folder 12-13
 
Typescript circa 1993 Box 2, Folder 14
 
Corrected typescript, holograph circa 1993 Box 2, Folder 15
 
Girl Goddess # 9: Nine Stories , 1996 
Box 2
Typescript July 26, 1995 Box 2, Folder 16
 
Typescript, corrected typescript July 18, 1995 Box 2, Folder 17
 
Corrected typescript July 18, 1995 Box 2, Folder 18
 
Front matter, page proof corrected April 17, 1996 Box 2, Folder 19
 
Corrected page proof May 14, 1996 Box 2, Folder 20
 
Corrected page proof, correspondence May 30, 1996 Box 2, Folder 21
 
Page proof 1996 Box 2, Folder 22-23
 
The Hanged Man , 1994 
Box 2
Typescript, front matter 1989 Box 2, Folder 24
 
Typescript, corrected page proof 1994 Box 2, Folder 25
 
Corrected page proof, dummy with illustrations, correspondence 1994 Box 2, Folder 26
 
Page proof June 11, 1994 Box 2, Folder 27
 
Page proof, notes 1994 Box 2, Folder 28
 
Page proof, publisher's dummy June 21, 1994 Box 2, Folder 29
 
Page proof, correspondence 1994 Box 2, Folder 30
Box 3
Page proof March 16, 1994 Box 3, Folder 1
 
Corrected page proof, correspondence May 10, 1996 Box 3, Folder 2
 
Corrected typescript, front matter, page proof March 17, 1994 Box 3, Folder 3
 
Corrected typescript, photo of illustration negatives, research, July 19, 1994 Box 3, Folder 4
 
Dummy circa 1994 Box 3, Folder 5
 
I was a Teenage Fairy , 1998 
Box 3
Correspondence, front matter, corrected typescript 1997-1998 Box 3, Folder 6
 
Corrected typescript circa 1997 Box 3, Folder 7-8
 
Typescript circa 1997 Box 3, Folder 9
 
Corrected typescript, page proof July 16, 1998 Box 3, Folder 10
 
Page proof, corrected page proof 1998 Box 3, Folder 11
 
Corrected page proof 1998 Box 3, Folder 12-15
 
Corrected typescript circa 1997 Box 3, Folder 16
 
Corrected page proof, front matter, correspondence 1998 Box 3, Folder 17-18
 
Corrected typescript, correspondence, corrected page proof photocopy 1998 Box 3, Folder 19
 
Corrected page proof photocopy, notes March 18, 1998 Box 3, Folder 20
 
Missing Angel Juan , 1993 
Box 3
Publisher's dummy 1993 Box 3, Folder 21-22
 
Front matter, page proof 1993 Box 3, Folder 23-24
 
Page proof May 18, 1993 Box 3, Folder 25
 
Page proof, corrected page proof, front matter 1993 Box 3, Folder 26-27
 
Page proof April 21, 1993 Box 3, Folder 28
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, notes, corrected page proof 1993 Box 3, Folder 29
 
Corrected typescript circa 1993 Box 3, Folder 30
 
Primavera , 1994 
Box 3
Corrected typescript, front matter June 1994 Box 3, Folder 31
Box 4
Corrected typescript undated Box 4, Folder 1-3
 
Page proof September 23, 1993 Box 4, Folder 4
 
Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold, The , 2000 
Box 4
Corrected typescript, front matter May 6, 1999 Box 4, Folder 5
 
Corrected typescript, page proof corrected January 11, 2000 Box 4, Folder 6
 
Corrected page proof 2000 Box 4, Folder 7-9
 
Jacket proof circa 2000 Box 4, Folder 10
 
Correspondence 1999-2000 Box 4, Folder 11
 
Tweetie Sweet Pea  
Box 4
Typescript, photocopy of corrected typescript, corrected typescript, notes July 18, 1995 Box 4, Folder 12-13
 
Violet and Claire , 1999 
Box 4
Jacket proof 1999 Box 4, Folder 14
 
Dummy jacket cover 1999 Box 4, Folder 15
 
Publisher's dummy July 19, 1999 Box 4, Folder 16
 
Front matter, page proof, notes 1999 Box 4, Folder 17-18
 
Corrected page proof, jacket proof, notes March 26, 1999 Box 4, Folder 19
 
Corrected typescript, front matter, correspondence, notes March 15, 1999 Box 4, Folder 20
 
Wasteland , 2003 
Box 4
Corrected typescript November 7, 2002 Box 4, Folder 21
 
Corrected typescript, front matter corrected, layout notes, page proof corrected 2003 Box 4, Folder 22
 
Page proof, corrected page proof, front matter corrected, corrected jacket proof 2003 Box 4, Folder 23
 
Weetzie Bat , 1989 
Box 4
Page proof, corrected page proof, correspondence, front matter 1989 Box 4, Folder 24
 
Corrected jacket proof, correspondence, notes, page proof corrected 1989 Box 4, Folder 25
 
Witch Baby , 1991 
Box 4
Corrected typescript photocopy, front matter photocopy, front matter corrected, corrected page proof, correspondence July 9, 1991 Box 4, Folder 26
 
Corrected typescript, front matter photocopy, notes February 6, 1991 Box 4, Folder 27
 
Corrected page proof, corrected front matter 1990 Box 4, Folder 28
 
Corrected typescript, front matter, corrected front matter June 29, 1990 Box 4, Folder 29
 
Corrected page proof 1991 Box 4, Folder 30
 
Corrected typescript, notes, correspondence August 28, 1990 Box 4, Folder 31