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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kathlyn Gay  

Pen Name: None

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Born: 1930 in Zion, Illinois


-- Website -- http://members.authorsguild.net/kathlyn/
-- Kathlyn Gay on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kathlyn+gay


Illinois Connection

Gay was born and raised in Zion, Illinois. She graduated from Northern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

With more than one hundred books to her credit, Kathlyn Gay has established herself as a prolific writer of nonfiction information books for teens and juvenile readers.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Abortion :
ISBN: 0766021629. OCLC Number: 52822516

Enslow Publishers,. .

An overview of the issues surrounding the debate over whether abortion should be permitted by law, and under what circumstances. Unplanned pregnancy causes dilemmas for many women and their families. Induced abortion -- the deliberate ending of a pregnancy -- is a controversial choice. In Abortion: Understanding the Debate, author Kathlyn Gay addresses this topic in a balanced fashion. She explains the history of the procedure as well as the laws and court cases regarding abortion. Gay presents the different viewpoints evenhandedly, explaining the positions of those who describe themselves as pro-life as well as those who use the term pro-choice, and she explores the possibility of common ground between the two sides.

Am I fat? :
ISBN: 0766025276. OCLC Number: 60340961

Enslow Publishers,. .

Examines the causes of the obesity epidemic. Also discusses possible solutions, including diets, exercise and surgery, and examines the benefits and dangers of each method.

Body marks :
ISBN: 0761317422. OCLC Number: 47894770

Millbrook Press,. .

Discusses the history of various forms of body marking, current popularity of body piercing and tattoos, how and why these are done, and some things to think about before choosing to be pierced or tattooed.

Breast implants :
ISBN: 0027379558. OCLC Number: 27013929

New Discovery Books ;. .

Discusses the benefits, risks, and legal aspects of breast implants.

Caretakers of the earth /
ISBN: 0894903977. OCLC Number: 26129741

Enslow Publishers,. .

Describes various ways both individuals and groups can get involved in helping protect the environment both locally and globally.

Child labor :
ISBN: 0761303685. OCLC Number: 45844347

Millbrook,. .

Examines child-labor practices throughout the world within a historical context and discusses ways of dealing with the problem.

Eating disorders :
ISBN: 0766018946. OCLC Number: 48391079

Enslow Publishers,. .

Explores the symptoms and history of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Addresses the social factors that may contribute to these disorders and presents the treatment options available today.

Encyclopedia of women's health issues /
ISBN: 157356303x. OCLC Number: 47081350

Oryx Press,. .

Epilepsy :
ISBN: 0810858355. OCLC Number: 148767908

Scarecrow Press, Inc.,. .

Discusses the myths and facts of epilepsy, including offering medical information, advice on how to deal with the disease, and candid stories from teens living with epilepsy.

I am who I am :
ISBN: 0531112144. OCLC Number: 31515709

F. Watts,. .

Leaving Cuba :
ISBN: 0761314660. OCLC Number: 47008136

Twenty-First Century Books,. .

Considers the various ways children have escaped from Communist Cuba and found refuge in the United States through different plans set up to help them, from the early 1960s to today.

Mao Zedong's China
ISBN: 9781467703567. OCLC Number: 819661426

Twenty-First Century Books,. .

Discusses Mao Zedong's rise to power in China and what life was like under his rule.

Mao Zedong's China /
ISBN: 0822572850. OCLC Number: 82287211

Twenty-First Century Books,. .

Discusses Mao Zedong's rise to power in China and what life was like under his rule.

Pollution and the powerless :
ISBN: 0531111903. OCLC Number: 30808915

F. Watts,. .

Pregnancy :
ISBN: 0531111679. OCLC Number: 28631571

Franklin Watts,. .

"Controversies examined include abortion; fetal personhood; the impact of medical technology on individuals' choices; and the social mores affecting attitudes toward reproduction, surrogacy, and employment policies. The book concludes with a statement of some global reproductive concerns." SLJ.

Rainforests of the world :
ISBN: 9781576074251. OCLC Number: 50174702

ABC-CLIO,. .

Provides answers to some of the most basic questions about the world's disappearing rain forests. Examines reasons for the forests' destruction, how it affects the indigenous animal and plant life, as well as the entire planet.

Religion and spirituality in America :
ISBN: 0810855089. OCLC Number: 63277726

Scarecrow Press,. .

Introduces some of the diverse religious practices, traditions, and expressions in the United States and focuses on how teenagers view their particular religious faiths--what they believe, what conflicts they encounter, and how they relate to others whose religions differ from theirs.

Religion and spirituality in America :
ISBN: 9781461712305. OCLC Number: 864140360

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Introduces some of the diverse religious practices, traditions, and expressions in the United States and focuses on how teenagers view their particular religious faiths--what they believe, what conflicts they encounter, and how they relate to others whose religions differ from theirs.

The aftermath of the Chinese nationalist revolution
ISBN: 9780822576013. OCLC Number: 122974467

Twenty-First Century Books,. .

An account of the civil turmoil that began in China with the successful revolution led by Dr. Sun Yat-sen in 1911, and culminated with the establishment of the Peoples Republic in 1949.

The aftermath of the Russian Revolution
ISBN: 9780822590927. OCLC Number: 231680348

Twenty-First Century Books,. .

Details the the history of the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.

The military and teens :
ISBN: 9780810858015. OCLC Number: 264011849

Scarecrow Press,. .

Covers the major issues young adults should consider before making a decision to join the armed forces; takes a pro-and-con look at military service.

The new power of women in politics /
ISBN: 0894905848. OCLC Number: 29910824

Enslow Publishers,. .

Recounts the history of political activity by women in the United States from the beginning of the suffrage movement to the present.

The right to die :
ISBN: 1562943251. OCLC Number: 26546967

Millbrook Press,. .

A discussion of the debate concerning the right-to-die issue, including past and present views on euthanasia, the controversial subject of assisted suicide, and the legal ramifications.

The scoop on what to eat :
ISBN: 0766030660. OCLC Number: 243549825

Enslow Publishers,. .

"Discusses diet and nutrition for young people, including ideas for a well-balanced diet, good and bad foods to eat, the importance of exercise, and eating disorders"--Provided by publisher.

Volunteering
ISBN: 9781442004955. OCLC Number: 303023184

Paw Prints. .

Volunteering :
ISBN: 0810858339. OCLC Number: 54966568

Scarecrow Press,. .

An action guide for teens on how to volunteer their time and skills by working with the physically and mentally challenged, helping the elderly, tutoring younger children, and more.