Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Donna I. Bennett  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1926 in Ypsilanti, Michigan

-- Donna I. Bennett on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Bennett lives in DeKalb, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bennett is a retired teacher. She wrote ''Jessica's Bear'', a book for young children after a lifetime of teaching. The story reflects her understanding of the beautiful differences in children. She attended Flint Junior College, received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree from Northern Illinois University. She is also the author of ''Elementary Field Experience'', a handbook for student and beginning teachers. Originally from Michigan, she has lived for many years in the DeKalb, Illinois, area.

Published Works

  • Jessica's Bear, Mayhaven, 1999
  • Walk Through the Valley of Death, Infinity, 2003
  • Elementary Field Experiences: A Handbook With Resources , Delmar, 1994

Selected Titles At Your Library

Jessica's bear /
ISBN: 1878044575. OCLC Number:

Mayhaven Pub.,. Mahomet, Ill. :. ©1999.

Elementary field experiences :
ISBN: 0827356617. OCLC Number:

Delmar Publishers,. Albany, N.Y. :. ©1994.



Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Will speak to school groups at all levels. Also speaks about

  • Art of writing - how to get published.
  • Grief Support - groups on death and caregiving.