Rosa Guy Novelist

Rosa Cuthbert Guy (born September 1, 1922 in Trinidad--June 3, 2012) was an American writer, acclaimed for her books of fiction for adults and young people. She died of cancer on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Born in Diego Martin, on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, Rosa and her sister Ameze were left with relatives when their parents, Audrey and Henry Cuthbert, emigrated in 1927 to the United States. The children joined their parents in Harlem in 1932, when Rosa was aged seven. However, the following year her mother became ill, and Rosa and her sister were sent to Brooklyn to live with a cousin, whose espousal of Garveyism and black nationalistic politics deeply affected Rosa. On their mother's death in 1934 they returned to Harlem to live with their father, who remarried, but he too died in 1937. Subsequently Rosa and her sister lived in foster homes. Rosa left school at the age of fourteen and took a job in a garment factory to support herself and her sister. In 1941, when she was nineteen, Rosa met and married Warner Guy.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 1st, 1922
Trinidad and Tobago,United States of America
Date of death
June 3rd, 2012 at age of 89
Cause of death

Written work

1.Bird at my window

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1965. at London
2001. by Coffee House Press (208 pages)

2.Children of longing

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1971. by Holt McDougal at New York City (140 pages)

3.The Friends

Children's literature, Fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1973. at New York City
Literary criticism
English Literature
United States of America


Children's literature, Fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1976. at New York City (217 pages)
1981. at London

5.Mirror of her own

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1981. by Delacorte Press at New York City (183 pages)

6.New Guys Around The Block

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1983. at New York City

7.Edith Jackson

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1984. at London

8.My love, my love, or, The peasant girl

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1985. at New York City (119 pages)
2001. by Coffee House Press at Minneapolis (168 pages)

9.And I heard a bird sing

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1987. by Delacorte Press at New York City (232 pages)

10.Paris Pee Wee & Big

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1988. at New York City

11.The Ups and Downs of Carl Davis III

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1989. at New York City

12.Mother Crocodile

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1993. by Doubleday Books for Young Readers at New York City

13.Billy the Great

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1994. at New York City
Caroline Binch

14.The Sun, the Sea, a Touch of Wind

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1995. at New York City


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