Jessie Johnson Young

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General Information

Name: Jessie Johnson Young

Pen Name: N/A

Genre: Poetry

Born: 1912 in Scottsville, KY

Died: December 14, 2007 in Mason City, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Young lived in Mason City, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jessie Johnson Young was widowed early and made the best of it, raising a young son (now a chemical engineer) by sewing for others and growing much of their own food. She says she chose to be happy and her poems and short stories, while not turning away from the unforgiving aspects of life, celebrate the moments that sustained her.

Published Works

  • Young At Heart, Mayhaven Publishing, 2000
  • Still...yound at Heart: Poems & Stories, Mayhaven Publishing, 2006

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Young At Heart

ISBN: 1878044850
Release Date: 2000-11-19

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Still...young at Heart: Poems & Stories

ISBN: 1932278214
Release Date: 2006-09-30

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Literary Awards


External Links

Jessie Johnson Young on WorldCat

Jessie Johnson Young on Amazon


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