Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jene Barr Cohen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1900 in Kobrin, Russia

-- Jene Barr Cohen on WorldCat --

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.


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

Selected Titles At Your Library

Baseball for young champions /
ISBN: 0070021341. OCLC Number: 2968349

McGraw-Hill,. .

Basic instructions in the skills of baseball--pitching, catching, fielding--as well as in selecting adequate equipment and keeping scores and records.

Basketball for young champions /
ISBN: 0070021414. OCLC Number: 3869693

McGraw-Hill,. .

Presents a brief history of basketball and describes the fundamentals of the game, necessary skills, team play, and scoring.

Football for young champions /
ISBN: 0070021546. OCLC Number: 1365116

McGraw-Hill,. .

Gives a brief history of football in the United States; describes the fundamentals of the game, field information, necessary skills, team play, and scoring.

Physical fitness for young champions /
ISBN: 0070021422. OCLC Number: 1176917

McGraw-Hill,. .

Examines requirements for physical fitness; describes exercises to develop muscle strength, coordination, and speed; and suggests activities for keeping fit.