Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Almira Astudillo Gilles  

Pen Name: None


Born: Quezon City, Philippines

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Illinois Connection

Almira now lives in Palatine, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Almira is a member of Off-Campus Writers Workshop in Evanston, the oldest community writing workshop in the country. Among her published works are short stories, poetry, essays, and picture books, and she has written short plays for community theater. Aside from speaking at schools and various educational and cultural venues, she enjoys organizing and attending literary and Filipino American events, and is a strong advocate for protecting our natural resources.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

The fire beneath :
ISBN: 9780976331674. OCLC Number: 831746851

Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. :. .

Willie wins /
ISBN: 1600602371. OCLC Number: 44933945

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Willie's father tells him there is something special in an old coconut bank brought from the Philippines, but Willie is embarrassed to take it to school for a contest, especially since he knows that one of his classmates will make fun of him.