Obituary: Rhoda Blumberg, Age 98

Title: Shipwrecked!: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy, Author: Rhoda Blumberg Title: Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun, Author: Rhoda Blumberg Title: York's Adventures with Lewis and Clark: An African-American's Part in the Great Expedition, Author: Rhoda Blumberg Title: Bloomers!, Author: Rhoda Blumberg  Westchester resident and children’s author, Rhoda Blumberg, died on June 6th, 2016.  Born in Brooklyn, NY and living on a farm in Westchester (Yorktown Heights) most of her life, Blumberg won a 1986 Newbery Honor Award for “Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun” which describes Matthew Perry’s visit to Japan in the 1850’s.  Blumberg wrote mostly non-fiction titles that were thoroughly researched and well-received.  Thank you for your contribution to children’s literature, Mrs. Blumberg.

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