Partner Helen Hull

Queer Places:
Wellesley College, 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481, Stati Uniti
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, Stati Uniti
Columbia University, 116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027, Stati Uniti
North Brooklin, Brooklin, ME 04616, Stati Uniti

Image result for Mabel Robinson 1962'''Mabel Louise Robinson''' (July 19, 1874 – February 21, 1962) was an American writer of children's books and was a runner-up for the annual Newbery Medal twice.

Mabel Louise Robinson was born and raised in Waltham, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of James Frank and Mary Anna Dean Robinson.[1] Robinson graduated high school and attended Radcliffe College from 1904 to 1906. While teaching at various colleges, Robinson worked on completing her Master's Degree (1907) and Ph.D (1915) at Columbia University in New York City.

After graduating high school, Robinson became an elementary school teacher.[2] Robinson taught at a number of colleges and universities throughout her career. At Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, she taught Zoology from 1904 to 1906. For twenty-six years (1919 to 1945) she taught advanced fiction writing workshops at Columbia University in New York City.[3] Although she taught a variety of subjects, she is probably best known for her classes at Columbia University. While she was at Columbia, she taught a workshop that resulted in the publication of over two hundred books.[4] Robinson also taught at Constantinople College in Istanbul, Turkey. She conducted research for the Carnegie Foundation in New York City. Robinson was the author of children's books, frequently featuring dogs. Robinson contributed short stories to periodicals including Delineator, Portal, ''St. Nicholas Magazine'', and ''The Youth's Companion''. Two of her books were designated Newbery Honor books by the American Library Association.[5] She felt that writing interesting books for young people was far more important than even obtaining her doctorate teacher.

She taught creative writing at the Ivy League institution, Columbia University with her lifelong partner, Helen Rose Hull.[6]


  1. ^Kunitz, S. J., & Haycraft, H. “Mabel Louise Robinson.” The Junior Book of Authors. 2nd ed. 1951. Print.
  2. ^Kunitz, S. J., & Haycraft, H. (Eds.). (1951). Mabel Louise Robinson. In The junior book of authors (2nd ed., rev.) (pp. 256-257). New York: The H. W. Wilson Company.
  3. ^“Mabel Louise Robinson.” Gale Literary Databases: Contemporary Authors. Web. 13 November 2011.
  4. ^Florence, Brandi and Erica Jarvis. “Outstanding Women in Children’s Librarianship – Mabel Robinson.” Celebrating the Contributions of Women in Youth Library Services. Web. 11 November 2011.
  5. ^{{cite web|title=Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present|url=http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberyhonors/newberymedal|website=www.ala.org|publisher=American Library Association|accessdate=18 November 2011}}
  6. ^{{Cite journal|date=1988-01-01|title=Back Matter|jstor=40003812|journal=Women's Studies Quarterly|volume=16|issue=1/2}}