Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Camille Yarbrough  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1934 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.ancestorhouse.net
-- Camille Yarbrough on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=camille+yarbrough

E-Mail: -- yarbroughchosan@aol.com


Illinois Connection

Yarbrough was born and raised in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Camille Yarbrough is an American musician, singer, actress, poet, activist, dancer, college teacher, radio host, television producer and author.


Awards


-- Coretta Scott King Award , ''Cornrows''
-- Parents Choice Award, ''Summershine Queens''

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) The author welcomes speaking engagements from schools, colleges, cultural groups and institutions.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Cornrows
ISBN: 9780780768741. OCLC Number: 4504360

Coward, McCann & Geoghegan,. .

Explains how the hair style of cornrows, a symbol in Africa since ancient times, can today in this country symbolize the courage of outstanding Afro-Americans.

Cornrows /
ISBN: 0698114361. OCLC Number: 36474739

Putnam & Grosset Group,. .

Explains how the hair style of cornrows, a symbol in Africa since ancient times, can today in this country symbolize the courage of outstanding Afro-Americans.

Tamika and the wisdom rings /
ISBN: 094097567X. OCLC Number: 57497059

Just Us Books,. .

Tamika finds strength in her family, her friends, and herself as she copes with the murder of her father by drug dealers.

The modern ark :
ISBN: 0399212043. OCLC Number: 31171012

Putnam,. .

Tells about work being done by zoos in the U.S. to breed endangered species in capitivity, in hopes of restoring them to the wild.

The shimmershine queens /
ISBN: 0698113691. OCLC Number: 17953398

G.P. Putnam's,. .

Two fifth graders try to uplift themselves and their classmates out of a less than beautiful urban present by encouraging dreams and the desire to achieve them.