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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Jerome Brooks  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1931 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: May 29, 2004 in Evanston, Illinois

-- Jerome Brooks on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Jerome was an English Professor who taught at Chicago City Colleges and authored six young adult novels.

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Knee holes
ISBN: 0531085945. OCLC Number: 24106039

Orchard Books. .

Make me a hero
ISBN: 0525344756. OCLC Number: 5353641

Dutton,. .

Twelve-year-old Jake's horizons widen considerably when, one spring day in 1943, he inadvertently goes beyond his neighborhood boundaries, finds a job, and meets Harry Katz.

Naked in winter :
ISBN: 0595006302. OCLC Number: 46913533,. .

Moving to the suburbs of Chicago, miles away from his old home and school, Jake comes to terms with his bitter, bickering family while struggling to commute four hours a day to maintain old friendships and develop a new romance.

The big dipper marathon /
ISBN: 0671439189. OCLC Number: 8615981

Pocket Books,. .

A fifteen-year-old's visit to relatives in Chicago gives him new insight into his struggle to decide the kind of life he will live as a victim of polio.

The testing of Charlie Hammelman
ISBN: 0671299166. OCLC Number: 5842662

Pocket Books,. .

The death of his teacher and only confidante forces a high school junior to face the crises in his life, reach out to others, and become the best person he can.

Uncle Mike's boy.
ISBN: 0060206527. OCLC Number: 750777

Harper & Row. .

After the divorce of his parents and the death of his younger sister, a young boy finds in his uncle the friendship and comfort he needs.