Phyllis McGinley

Phyllis McGinley was an American children’s book author and poet. Her work is praised for its humor and satire. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. She also had nearly a dozen honorary degrees from various universities. She passed away in 1978 at the age of 72.

Portrait of Girl with Comic Book

‘Portrait of Girl with Comic Book’ by Phyllis McGinley is a thoughtful piece about growing up. The speaker addresses what its like for girls to be thirteen.

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