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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Vincent L. Johnson, MD  

Pen Name: Vincent L. Johnson


Born: 1966 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Dr. Johnson is a Chicago native.

Biographical and Professional Information

Vincent L. Johnson grew up on the west side of Chicago where he was inspired to write short stories, essays and poetry from the age of twelve. ''Malik and the Magnificent Glowing Light'' is a reflection of one of his childhood experiences and draws upon the relationship he shared with his father. Vincent pursued his college education at Loyola University Chicago where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Later he attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree. He currently practices Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

Published Works

  • Malik and the Magnificent Glowing Light, Marzetta Books, 1997
  • Of Corn Silk and Black Braids, Marzetta Books , 2005
  • Daddy's Good Cookin', Marzetta Books, 2007

Selected Titles At Your Library

Malik and the magnificent glowing light /
ISBN: 0965703304. OCLC Number:

Marzetta Books,. Berkley, MI :. ©1997.

Of corn silk and black braids /
ISBN: 0965703320. OCLC Number:

Marzetta Books,. Lombard, IL :. ©2005.

After one bad hair day, Sarah doesn't feel good about herself. Aunt Lubelle brings soothing comfort, a gentle touch, and ideas for a new hairstyle as Sarah discovers her deep down beauty.

Daddy's good cookin' /
ISBN: 0965703339. OCLC Number:

Marzetta Books,. Lombard, Ill. :. ©2007.

An African American father loves to cook for his family, but it can get pretty annoying with all the steps he takes in baking a cake. When you finally have a slice, though, you realize the time he spent, and you feel the love.


2006 Skipping Stones Multicultural awards for

Of Corn Silk and Black Braids

Speaking Engagements

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