Jene Barr Cohen

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General Information

Name: Jene Barr Cohen

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1900 in Kobrin, Russia

Deceased: 1985 in San Hose, California

Illinois Connection

Jene Barr Cohen graduated from Chicago Normal School of Physical Education in 1920. She later studied at the University of Chicago, Chicago Teachers College, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Northwestern University.

Biographical and Professional Information

She taught in the Chicago public school system from 1925 to 1964, starting as a physical education instructor from 1925 to 1935. From 1935 to 1950, she taught in a classroom, and she worked as a teacher-librarian from 1950 to 1964.

Published Works

  • Texas Pete, Little Cowboy, Whitman, 1950
  • Surprise for Nancy, Whitman, 1954
  • Fast Trains! Busy Trains!, Whitman, 1956
  • Football for Young Champions (With Robert Antonacci), McGraw, 1958
  • Basketball for Young Champions (With Robert Antonacci), McGraw, 1960
  • Physical Fitness for Young Champions (With Robert Antonacci), McGraw, 1962
  • Dan the Weather Man, Whitman, 1961
  • What Can Money Do?, Whitman, 1967
  • Busy Office, Busy People, Whitman, 1968
  • Baseball for Young Champions (With Robert Antonacci), Whitman, 1977

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Surprise for Nancy: A Read It Yourself Story

ASIN: B0027O40KS
Release Date: 1954

Physical Fitness for Young Champions

ISBN: 0070021422
Release Date: 1975-05

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Busy office, busy people (Community helpers series)

Release Date: 1968

Baseball for young champions

ISBN: 0070021341
Release Date: 1977

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Literary Awards

  • Palmer Award, Illinois Woman's Press Association, 1951, Texas Pete, Little Cowboy

External Links

Jene Barr Cohen on WorldCat

Jene Barr Cohen on Amazon


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