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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kathleen MacDonnell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Other

Born: 1947 in Chicago, Illinois


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E-Mail: -- kathleen@kathleenmcdonnell.com


Illinois Connection

She was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kathleen MacDonnall is a playwright, author of fiction and nonfiction, and editor. She is a contributor to CBC Radio, and is a speaker and workshop leader at conferences. She currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Ezzie's emerald /
ISBN: 0929005139. OCLC Number: 25833750

Second Story Press,. .

Kid culture :
ISBN: 0929005643. OCLC Number: 31290432

Second Story Press,. .

Is Saturday morning TV as bad as it seems? Should I give my daughter a Barbie? Have I failed as a parent if my son keeps asking for military toys? How is the violence they see around them affecting kids today? These are only a few of the many questions addressed in this highly readable exploration of kids and popular culture. Writer Kathleen McDonnell confronts these issues which both plague and challenge parents and educators today. With clarity and humour she discusses why pop culture is an irresistible lure to kids; at the same time, it's an adhesive which binds them together in a subculture of their own. Kid Culture is a must read for anyone trying to navigate the treacherous road of parenthood. An adult's guide to the world of kids, Kid Culture both explains and reassures.