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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jerome Brooks  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Young Adult; Children; Children;

Born: 1931 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: May 29, 2004 in Evanston, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

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

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Published Works

  • Uncle Mike`s Boy, Harper, 1973
  • The Testing of Charlie Hammelman, Dutton, 1977
  • The Big Dipper Marathon, Dutton, 1979
  • Make Me a Hero, Dutton, 1980
  • Naked in Winter, Orchard, 1990
  • Knee Holes, Orchard, 1992

Selected Titles At Your Library

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

Harper & Row. New York,. [1973]

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.

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

Pocket Books,. New York :. 1982, ©1979.

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.

Naked in winter :
ISBN: 0595006302. OCLC Number:,. Lincoln, NE :. ©2000.

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.


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