Ami Polonsky

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General Information

Name: Ami Polonsky

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction






Illinois Connection

Polonsky grew up and lives in a suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ami Polonsky is a reading and writing tutor, mother to two young children, and author, among other things. A former Language Arts teacher and literacy coach, she remains devoted to guiding children towards a love of books and helping create lifetime readers.

Published Works

  • Gracefully Grayson , Disney-Hyperion , 2014
  • Threads, Disney-Hyperion, 2016

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Gracefully Grayson

ISBN: 1423185277
Release Date: 2014-11-04

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ISBN: 1484746902
Release Date: 2016-11-01

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Literary Awards

Gracefully Grayson:

  • Chicago Public Library’s Best Older Fiction List, 2014
  • KidsReads Reviewer Pick, 2014
  • Young Adult Library Services Association of American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults List, 2015
  • Winter Kids’ Indie Next List, 2014

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Ami loves to visit schools and libraries. For more information about setting up a school or library visit, including pricing, contact Lisa McClatchy at

External Links

Ami Polonsky on WorldCat


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