Cheryl Aylward Whitesel

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General Information

Name: Cheryl Aylward Whitesel

Pen Name: None

Born: in Rochester, New York



Illinois Connection

Whitesel went to college at Northwestern University and currently resides in Western Springs.

Biographical and Professional Information

Born in Rochester, New York, Cherly Aylward Whitesel has also lived in Illinois, Louisiana, and Michigan and spent twelve years in Asia. After her son was born, she left her law career and pursued her dream to write books for children.

Published Works

  • Rebel: A Tibetan Odyssey, HarperCollins, 2000
  • Blue Fingers: A Ninja`s Tale, Clarion, 2004

Titles at Your Library

Rebel: A Tibetan Odyssey

ISBN: 0688167357
Release Date: 2000-05-31

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Blue Fingers: A Ninja's Tale

ISBN: 0618381392
Release Date: 2004-03-22

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Literary Awards

Blue Fingers: A Ninja's Tale

  • VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers, 2005
  • Kiriyama Prize Notable Book, 2005
  • Jr. Library Guild Selections, July 2004

Revel: A Tibetan Odyssey

  • New York Public Library Book for Teens, 2001
  • Notable Trade Book, Social Studies, 2000

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Cheryl Aylward Whitesel on WorldCat


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