Jessie Ann Foley

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General Information

Name: Jessie Ann Foley

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: Chicago



Email: The author can be emailed through the "Contact" page on her website.

Illinois Connection

Foley is a native Chicagoan. She grew up on the Northwest side of the city and graduated from Columbia College in Chicago. Today, she is an English teacher at Chicago's Taft High School.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jessie Ann Foley is a teacher and writer whose debut novel, The Carnival at Bray, was named a Printz honor book by the American Library Association, shortlisted for YALSA's 2015 William C. Morris Award, and named a Top Ten Book of 2015 by YALSA and a Best Teen Book of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews.

Published Works

  • The Carnival at Bray, Elephant Rock Books, 2014
  • Neighborhood Girls, Harper Teen, 2017

Titles at Your Library

The Carnival at Bray

ISBN: 0989515591
Release Date: 2014-10-01

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Neighborhood Girls

ISBN: 0062571850
Release Date: 2017-09-12

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Literary Awards

The Carnival at Bray

  • Chicago Weekly Best Books of 2014
  • A Michael L. Printz Honor Award Winner
  • Winner, 2014 Helen Sheehan YA Book Prize
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014
  • Finalist, William C. Morris Award
  • ALA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Jessie Ann Foley on WorldCat


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