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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Willie Wins
ISBN: 1600602371

Lee & Low Books. 2007

Now in paperback, the story of a Filipino American boy who overcomes peer pressure and learns about family love and heritage from his father.

Speaking Engagements

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