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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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Texas Pete, little cowboy (A Read it yourself story)

A. Whitman. 1950

Surprise for Nancy: A Read It Yourself Story
ISBN: B0027O40KS

Albert Whitman. 1954

Surprise for Nancy: A Read It Yourself Story

Fast Trains Busy Trains

Albert Whitman & Company. 1956

Primary reader about trains.

Football for Young Champions
ISBN: 0070021546

Carson-Dellosa Pub Llc. 1976

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

Basketball for Young Champions (Young Champion Series)
ISBN: 0070021414

Carson-Dellosa Pub Llc. 1979

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

Physical Fitness for Young Champions
ISBN: 0070021422

Carson-Dellosa Pub Llc. 1975

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

Busy office, busy people (Community helpers series)

A. Whitman. 1968

Book for children, illustrated that shows what people do at work.

Baseball for young champions
ISBN: 0070021341

McGraw-Hill. 1977

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


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