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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Vincent L. Johnson, M.D.  

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.

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Titles At Your Library

Malik and the Magnificent Glowing Light
ISBN: 0965703304

Marzetta Books. 1997

Malik loves to spend time with his father. As a construction worker, his dad is often busy. But one afternoon, Malik and his father find time to build a great science project!

Of Corn Silk And Black Braids
ISBN: 0965703320

Marzetta Books. 2005

Sarah, a young African-American girl, hates her hair, especially when she sees a girl in town with beautiful hair like corn silk, but when her aunt comes to town and gives her a new hairstyle, she finds beauty within herself.

Daddy's Good Cookin'
ISBN: 0965703339

Marzetta Books. 2007

Book by Johnson, Vincent L., M.D.


2006 Skipping Stones Multicultural awards for ''Of Corn Silk and Black Braids''

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