VOYA Magazine Mourns the Loss of Founder Dorothy M. Broderick
Dorothy M. Broderick, co-founder of VOYA magazine and an avid intellectual freedom advocate for young adults, died December 17, 2011, at 8:45 p.m. Broderick led the publication of VOYA magazine with her partner and co-founder, Mary K. Chelton, for nineteen years. She began her career in the mid 1950s as a children’s librarian, later becoming a junior high school librarian in Harlem. Broderick was a professor in five major library schools and lectured at many more, and was a speaker in nearly every state and Canadian province. She served several terms on the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee and in 1987, she won the prestigious Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award. Broderick published in most major library journals, wrote several books, including a young adult novel, and won the ALA Grolier Award in 1991 and the Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor Award in 1998.
Read Dorothy’s obituary, written by Mary K. Chelton, here.
Broderick and Chelton started VOYA magazine in their home in 1978.
Memorial donations may be made to the Freedom to Read Foundation.