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Barbara Donsky

A Phi Beta Kappa magna cum laude graduate of Hunter College, Barbara Donsky, the author of Veronica’s Grave, has a doctoral degree from Hofstra University. Publications include a dissertation Trends in Written Composition in Elementary Schools in the United States, 1890 -1960. Articles in educational journals including “Writing as Praxis” and “Trends in Elementary Writing Instruction”. And a short story—“The Trouble with Harry"—published in the Naples Review in Florida.

A former reading specialist with a private practice for school-age children in Oyster Bay, New York and an adjunct professor at C W Post College, Long Island University, she served for many years as a trustee, president and capital campaign coordinator of the Boys and Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich.

For work done on behalf of the Club, Barbara was honored as ‘Woman of the Year’ by the Boys and Girls Club and by the Town of Oyster Bay for her 'public-spirited contributions advancing the general welfare of the community.'

Posts by Barbara Donsky:

  • Podcast: Reading & Writing Helps Children Grieve

  • Podcast: Reading & Writing Helps Children GrieveApril 5th, 2016
    Listen Here: Barbara Donsky is author of Veronica’s Grave: A Daughter’s Memoir, a former professional children’s reading specialist who discusses her book with us today and how reading can help children cope with [...]