Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joyce Elaine Gay  

Pen Name: Joyce Elaine Jones, Joyce E. Gay


Audience: Children;

Born: 1936 in St. Louis, Missouri

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Illinois Connection

Gay has spent most of her life living in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Joyce E. Gay is a nationally recognized educator with a doctorate in educational psychology who has taught at elementary and college levels. She has also worked as a state gifted program consultant, coordinator at an elementary school for the gifted and school improvement specialist.Along with the book listed below, she has also written an ebook, ''Daddy's Girl''.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

For such a journey /
ISBN: 097665590X. OCLC Number: 62881454

Treorca Press,. .

Thaddeus' life as a slave in South Carolina in the late 1840s is bleak. At age eight, he is taken from the mother he loves and sold to another plantation. When injured by an overseer's whip, he is treated by Spider, an amazing old man who helps him in ways he could not have imagined.