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Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Julie Halpern  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: January 14 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.juliehalpern.com/
-- Julie Halpern on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=julie++halpern


Illinois Connection

Halpern is a Chicago native and currently resides in a suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Halpern is a middle-school librarian and author. She is married to Matthew Cordell, an Illinois author and illustrator of children's books.


Awards

Toby and the Snowflakes


-- Starred review in the Center for Children’s Books

Get Well Soon


-- NAMI-NYC Metro 2007 Ken Book Award for an outstanding literary contribution to a better understanding of mental illness Kirkus Reviews Best YA Book of 2007
-- 2008 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
-- IRA Young Adult Choice 2009
-- 2009 Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder


-- South Carolina Young Adult Book Award
-- ALA Best Book for Young Adults
-- 2013 ILLINOIS READS Book

Have a Nice Day


-- Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2012
-- Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
-- YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Don't stop now /
ISBN: 0312643462. OCLC Number: 670481844

Feiwel and Friends,. .

Recent high school graduates Lil and Josh leave Illinois for Oregon seeking Lil's sort-of friend Penny, who faked her own kidnapping to escape problems at home and an abusive boyfriend, but Lil also wants to find out if she and Josh are meant to be more than friends.

Don't stop now.
ISBN: 9781250064509. OCLC Number: 884300512

Faber And Faber,. .

Recent high school graduates Lil and Josh leave Illinois for Oregon seeking Lil's sort-of friend Penny, who faked her own kidnapping to escape problems at home and an abusive boyfriend, but Lil also wants to find out if she and Josh are meant to be more than friends.

Get well soon
ISBN: 9780739365120. OCLC Number: 250657376

Random House/Listening Library,. .

When her parents confine her to a mental hospital, an overweight teenaged girl, who suffers from panic attacks, describes her experiences in a series of letters to a friend.

Get well soon /
ISBN: 0312367953. OCLC Number: 76820514

Feiwel and Friends,. .

When her parents confine her to a mental hospital, an overweight teenaged girl, who suffers from panic attacks, describes her experiences in a series of letters to a friend.

Have a nice day
ISBN: 9781466827530. OCLC Number: 872602369

Feiwel and Friends,. .

Anna Bloom has just come home from a three-week stay in a mental hospital. She feels ... okay. It's time to get back to some sort of normal life, whatever that means. She has to go back to school, where teachers and friends are dying to know what happened to her, but are too afraid to ask. And Anna is dying to know what's going on back at the hospital with her crush, Justin, but is too afraid to ask. Meanwhile, Anna's parents aren't getting along, and she wonders if she's the cause of her family's troubles.

Have a nice day /
ISBN: 1250034205. OCLC Number: 778421756

Feiwel and Friends,. .

When Anna returns from a three-week stay in a mental hospital she struggles to resume a normal life in the face of her parents' arguments and peers who are afraid to ask her what happened.

Into the wild nerd yonder
ISBN: 9780312653071. OCLC Number: 252918383

Feiwel and Friends,. .

When high school sophomore Jessie's long-term best friend transforms herself into a punk and goes after Jessie's would-be boyfriend, Jessie decides to visit the wild nerd yonder and seek true friends among classmates who play Dungeons and Dragons.

The F- it list
ISBN: 9781250056955. OCLC Number: 827841962

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When Becca does something nearly unforgivable at Alex's dad's funeral, Alex cuts ties with her and focuses on her grieving family. Time passes, and Alex learns Becca has cancer. It also turns out Becca has a bucket list, one she doesn't know she'll be able to finish now. That's where Alex comes in, along with a mysterious and guarded boy who just may help Alex check a few items off her own bucket list.