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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Malinda Kirkpatrick-Bertels  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Kirkpatrick-Bertels lives in Edwardsville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kirkpatrick-Bertels received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in elementary education at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. She has taught seventh grade English at Highland Middle School for ten years. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Illinois Reading Council (IRC). Lesson plans to accompany ''Just Pete'' are available at the website

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Just Pete /
ISBN: 1622953525. OCLC Number: 828680318

Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC,. .

Peter Gilmore is ready to take control of his life by starting a new school with a new Pete. Unfortunately, longtime bully, Nick Johnson fills his year with relentless teasing and physical altercations. Through a heartbreaking tragedy both Pete and Nick share a secret bond that will change their lives forever.