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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Anna M Lewis  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1960 in Cincinnati, OH


-- Website -- http://www.annamlewis.com
-- Anna M Lewis on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=anna+m+lewis


Illinois Connection

I have lived in the Chicago suburbs for over 14 years now. My book City Doodles - Chicago is full of fun facts about Chicago. My book Women of Steel and Stone covers women who designed many Chicago buildings.

Biographical and Professional Information

Anna M. Lewis is an award-winning toy inventor, author, illustrator and creativity advocate. Author of WOMEN OF STEEL AND STONE: 22 Inspiring Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers (Chicago Review Press 2014), CITY DOODLES - CHICAGO (Gibbs Smith 2013), and several children's magazines. Anna encourages students to think creatively in her author presentations and in classes that she teaches on cartooning, game design, and monster imaginations in the schools, through her company, ''Ideasplash''. Anna currently lives in Illinois with her wildly creative family and Lucy, an Old English Sheepdog, who patiently piles tennis balls at Anna's feet while she writes.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

City Doodles Chicago.
ISBN: 1423634799. OCLC Number: 829745101

Gibbs Smith. .

Women of steel and stone :
ISBN: 1613745087. OCLC Number: 867631321

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"Reporting on a range of historical and contemporary female builders and designers, this educational book strives to inspire a new generation of girls in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. With many of the profiles set against the backdrop of such landmark events as the women's suffrage and civil rights movements and the Industrial Revolution, and with original interviews from a number of current architects and engineers, this book provides inspiration and advice directly to young women by highlighting positive examples of how a strong work ethic, perseverance, and creativity can overcome life's obstacles. Each profile focuses on the strengths, passions, and interests each woman had growing up; where those traits took them; and what they achieved. Sidebars on related topics, source notes, and a bibliography make this an invaluable resource for further study"--

Women of steel and stone :
ISBN: 1613736673. OCLC Number: 840465085

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Reporting on a range of historical and contemporary female builders and designers, this educational book strives to inspire a new generation of girls in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. With many of the profiles set against the backdrop of such landmark events as the women's suffrage and civil rights movements and the Industrial Revolution, and with original interviews from a number of current architects and engineers, this book provides inspiration and advice directly to young women by highlighting positive examples of how a strong work ethic, perseverance, and creativity can overcome life's obstacles. Each profile focuses on the strengths, passions, and interests each woman had growing up; where those traits took them; and what they achieved. Sidebars on related topics, source notes, and a bibliography make this an invaluable resource for further study--