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Susan Signe Morrison

Biography

Susan Signe Morrison

Living in Austin, Texas, I write on topics lurking in the margins of history, ranging from recently uncovered diaries of a teenaged girl in World War II to medieval women pilgrims, excrement in the Middle Ages, and waste. Professor of English at Texas State University, I am committed to bringing the lives of women hidden in the shades of history to a wider audience. I can be found at homefrontgirldiary.com, grendelsmotherthenovel.com, amedievalwomanscompanion.com, and susansignemorrison.com.

Susan Signe Morrison

Books by Susan Signe Morrison

Written by Joan Wehlen Morrison and edited by Susan Signe Morrison - Autobiography, Holocaust, Nonfiction, Women's History, Young Adult 14+

This diary of a smart, astute, and funny teenager provides a fascinating record of what an everyday American girl felt and thought during the Depression and the lead-up to World War II. Young Chicagoan Joan Wehlen describes her daily life growing up in the city and ruminates about the impending war, daily headlines, and major touchstones of the era --- FDR’s radio addresses, the Lindbergh kidnapping, Goodbye Mr. Chips and Citizen Kane, Churchill and Hitler, war work and Red Cross meetings. Included are Joan’s charming doodles of her latest dress or haircut reflective of the era.