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Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Marlee Bethany Matlin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1965 in Morton Grove, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.marleematlinsite.com
-- Marlee Bethany Matlin on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=marlee+bethany+matlin


Illinois Connection

Marlee was born and raised in Illinois and graduated from John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights and attended Harper College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Marlee Matlin is an actress who at 21 was the youngest recipient of an Oscar for best actress. She received worldwide critical acclaim for her film debut in Paramount Pictures' "Children of a Lesser God," in addition to the Oscar, Marlee received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama.


Published Works

  • Deaf Child Crossing, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing;, 2002
  • Nobody's Perfect (With Doug Cooney), Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2006
  • Leading Ladies (With Doug Cooney), Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2007
  • I'll Scream Later, Gallery, 2009


Selected Titles At Your Library

Deaf child crossing /
ISBN: 0689822081. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. 2002.

Despite the fact that Megan is deaf and Cindy can hear, the two girls become friends when Cindy moves into Megan's neighborhood, but when they go away to camp, their friendship is put to the test.

Nobody's perfect /
ISBN: 068986986X. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2006.

Megan, a popular and outgoing fourth-grader, is sure that the "perfect" new girl dislikes her because she is deaf, but persistence and a joint science fair project help Megan see that the two girls have something in common after all.

Leading ladies /
ISBN: 0689869878. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2007.

A deaf fourth-grader finds her true calling when she is cast as Dorothy in a school production of "The Wizard of Oz."

I'll scream later /
ISBN: 1439102856. OCLC Number:

Simon Spotlight Entertainment,. New York :. 2009.

The compelling memoir of the Academy Award-winning actress and role model for 30 million deaf and hard-of-hearing people serves as an inspiration and a lesson in overcoming adversity.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & PERSONAL APPEARANCES Greater Talent Network / GTN Carol Bruckner www.greatertalentnetwork.com email CarolB@greatertalent.com 212-647-6305