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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Jane Miller  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: 1936 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: 2011 in Naperville, Illinois

-- Mary Jane Miller on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Born and raised on Chicago's west side, Mary Jane Miller attended Trinity High School and Rosary College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Miller was a teacher at St. Jane de Chantal on the South Side of Chicago for many years. Recentlly she was also a children's book judge for the annual Society of Midland Authors book awards. She passed away after a long illness.

Published Works

  • Me and My Name, Viking, 1990
  • Upside Down, Viking, 1992
  • Going the Distance, Viking, 1994
  • Fast Forward, Viking, 2000

Selected Titles At Your Library

Me and my name /
ISBN: 0595003303. OCLC Number:

ToExcel,. San Jose :. 2000, ©1990.

Erin faces difficult decisions about adoption by her stepfather, a choice between two boys at school, and a game of truth or dare at a slumber party.

Going the distance /
ISBN: 0595003311. OCLC Number:

ToExcel,. San Jose :. ©2000.

Loren wants to stay in one place, make friends, and be on a swimming team, but her parents are artists who keep moving every few months.