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The Child Under Eight
Henrietta M. Smith
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Henrietta M. Smith
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Born Henrietta Mays
May 2, 1922
Harlem, New York
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Alma mater Hunter College, B.A, 1943; Columbia University, B.S. and M.S. in Library Science; University of Miami, Ph.D., curriculum and supervision
Occupation Scholar of African American children's literature, librarian
Employer New York Public Library, Florida Atlantic University, Broward County, University of South Florida
Spouse(s) Isiah C. Smith
Parents Nettie Johnson, Henry Lucas Mays

Henrietta M. Smith (1922–present), Professor Emerita, was the first African-American professor at the University of South Florida, School of Information. She also taught at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Smith is the editor of the Coretta Scott King Award Book: From Vision to Reality (Chicago: American Library Association, 1994) and The Coretta Scott King Award Book: 1970-1999 sponsored by the American Library Association.[1] In 2008, she was selected as the recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children's (ALSC) Distinguished Service Award, which honors an individual ALSC member who has made significant contributions to library service to children and ALSC.[2] She is also the recipient of the 2011 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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