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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Marlene Targ Brill  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Historical Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1945 in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Brill was born in Chicago. She grew up on the northwest side of Chicago in the West Rogers Park neighborhood. She currently resides in Wilmette.

Biographical and Professional Information

Marlene Targ Brill has been writing books for many years. She started writing while teaching children with disabilities, producing materials to help her students learn. It didn't take long for her to start writing for readers of all ages.


Awards

Keys to Parenting'' and ''A Child with Autism


-- Parents Choice Award

Tooth Tales from Around the World


-- 2013 ILLINOIS READS Book

Margaret Knight

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Selected Titles At Your Library

Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad /
ISBN: 0876146051. OCLC Number: 26302638

Millbrook Press/First Avenue Editions,. .

Recounts how Allen Jay, a young Quaker boy living in Ohio during the 1840s, helped a fleeing slave escape his master and make it to freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Alzheimer's disease /
ISBN: 0761417990. OCLC Number: 54865719

Benchmark Books,. .

Discusses alzheimer's disease, including what it is like to have the disease, the history and research, and how people cope with it.

America in the 1980s
ISBN: 9780822576020. OCLC Number: 276141294

Twenty-First Century Books,. .

Examines the social, economic, political, and technological changes of the 1980s, including nuclear arms protests, the space shuttle Challenger accident, the breakup of the Soviet Union, the birth of MTV and music videos, and the personal computer revolution.

Annie Shapiro and the clothing workers' strike
ISBN: 9780761363439. OCLC Number: 666441603

Millbrook Press,. .

Seventeen-year-old Annie Shapiro inspires a strike of forty thousand garment workers in 1910. Includes a script for reader's theater.

Annie Shapiro and the clothing workers' strike /
ISBN: 0761361324. OCLC Number: 498364933

Millbrook Press,. .

Recounts Annie Shapiro's experiences during the 1910-1911 Garment Workers' Strike in Chicago.

Autism
ISBN: 9780761427001. OCLC Number: 85814038

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark,. .

Discusses autism and its effects on people and society--Provided by publisher.

Barack Obama :
ISBN: 0822560569. OCLC Number: 60664299

Millbrook Press,. .

Details the life of the African American senator from Illinois whose political ideals were formed growing up in Jakarta and Hawaii.

Barack Obama :
ISBN: 9781575059501. OCLC Number: 234452972

Lerner Publications,. .

A brief biography of African-American president Barack Obama.

Bronco Charlie y el Pony Express
ISBN: 0822563177. OCLC Number: 63787974

Ediciones Lerner,. .

The story of how in 1861 a boy named Charlie Miller became the youngest rider for the Pony Express, a mail service that linked the east and west coasts of the United States.

Chronic illnesses, syndromes, and rare disorders :
ISBN: 1442251611. OCLC Number: 933590426

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"Brill looks at conditions that affect thousands of young adults. Though not quite as common as other medical issues, these afflictions are no less threatening to teens who want to know more"--Amazon.com.

Concrete mixers
ISBN: 9780822560111. OCLC Number: 60776670

Lerner Publications Co.,. .

Do you know how concrete mixers are loaded? How concrete is made? How concrete is unloaded? Read this book to discover the answers!--Page 4 of cover.

Diabetes
ISBN: 9780761380702. OCLC Number: 755600329

Twenty-First Century Books,. .

This volume explores the history of diabetes, and explains the various treatments that are available today.

Diabetes /
ISBN: 0761360859. OCLC Number: 694238115

Twenty-First Century Books,. .

This volume explores the history of diabetes, and explains the various treatments that are available today.

Down syndrome
ISBN: 9780761422075. OCLC Number: 68786797

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark,. .

Explores the history, causes, symptoms, treatments, and future of Down syndrome--Provided by publisher.

Extraordinary young people
ISBN: 0516260448. OCLC Number: 24542292

Children's Press,. .

Biographical accounts of remarkable individuals in history who achieved noteworthy goals at an early age, from young warrior and Mongol leader Genghis Khan to nine-year-old world chess champion Nawrose Nur.

Garbage trucks
ISBN: 0822515393. OCLC Number: 54005932

Lerner Publications Co.,. .

Describes a garbage truck used to dump garbage in a landfill as well as a truck that carries garbage that can be recycled.

Illinois /
ISBN: 0761417354. OCLC Number: 52819669

Benchmark Books,. .

Discusses the geographic features, history, government, people, and attractions of the state known as the Land of Lincoln.

Lung cancer /
ISBN: 0761418024. OCLC Number: 54803574

Benchmark Books,. .

Discusses lung cancer, including what it is like to have the disease, the history and research, and treatment.

Margaret Knight :
ISBN: 0761317562. OCLC Number: 42413344

Millbrook Press,. .

Describes how Mattie Knight developed her first invention, a stop-motion device to make looms safer for workers.

Marshall Major Taylor :
ISBN: 9780822566106. OCLC Number: 63660679

Twenty-First Century Books,. .

A biography of Major Taylor, African American bicycle racer, and one of his sport's first American stars.

Michelle Obama :
ISBN: 9780761350330. OCLC Number: 311074915

Lerner Publications Co.,. .

A biography of Michelle Obama, the first African American First Lady of the United States.

Raising smart kids for dummies
ISBN: 9781118068687. OCLC Number: 785572617

Wiley,. .

Offers guidelines to raising smart children and shows parents how to stimulate intellectual growth, foster artistic activities, and use the Internet as a teaching tool.

Raising smart kids for dummies /
ISBN: 0764517651. OCLC Number: 52498617

Wiley,. .

Offers guidelines to raising smart children and shows parents how to stimulate intellectual growth, foster artistic activities, and use the Internet as a teaching tool.

Speech and language challenges :
ISBN: 0810887916. OCLC Number: 871671232

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This book addresses speech issues that affect all people, but specifically focus on the concerns of young adults. Includes teen interviews/stories, expert quotes, history of different conditions, definitions of technical terms necessary for understanding the conditions, media concerning speech problems (such as The King s Speech), and short biographies of well-known people who have dealt with and/or overcome these same issues.

The rough-riding adventure of Bronco Charlie, Pony Express rider
ISBN: 9780761365532. OCLC Number: 670108470

Graphic Universe,. .

In 1861, eleven-year-old Bronco Charlie has already been a sailor and a cowboy, but his biggest challenge comes when he gets the chance to ride for the Pony Express.

The rough-riding adventure of Bronco Charlie, Pony Express rider /
ISBN: 0761361952. OCLC Number: 505006491

Graphic Universe,. .

In 1861, eleven-year-old Bronco Charlie has already been a sailor and a cowboy, but his biggest challenge comes when he gets the chance to ride for the Pony Express.

The trail of tears :
ISBN: 0585263396. OCLC Number: 45733108

Millbrook Press,. .

The Underground Railroad adventure of Allen Jay, antislavery activist
ISBN: 9780761378044. OCLC Number: 763205771

Graphic Universe,. .

Recounts in graphic novel format how Allen Jay, a young Quaker boy living in Ohio during the 1840s, helped a fleeing slave escape his master and make it to freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Tooth tales from around the world
ISBN: 061308926X. OCLC Number: 52634714

Charlesbridge Pub.,. .

Explores how different cultures have viewed losing teeth and how the idea of the Tooth Fairy originated.

Tooth tales from around the world /
ISBN: 0881063991. OCLC Number: 36783760

Charlesbridge Pub.,. .

Explores how different cultures have viewed losing teeth and how the idea of the Tooth Fairy originated.

Tourette syndrome /
ISBN: 0761321012. OCLC Number: 47270943

Twenty-First Century Books,. .

Examines the tic disorder known as Tourette syndrome, its symptoms and manifestations, how it can be controlled and treated, and, through case studies, what it is like to live with Tourette's.

Tourette syndrome /
ISBN: 0761381449. OCLC Number: 777564947

Twenty-First Century Books,. .

Explains about Tourette syndrome, its symptoms, causes, and possible treatments, and the best way to help a friend or family member with Tourette.

Veterans Day
ISBN: 9780822589396. OCLC Number: 778448052

Carolrhoda Books,. .

Explains what Veterans Day is, the history of this holiday, and how it is celebrated.

Veterans Day /
ISBN: 1575057662. OCLC Number: 55845619

Carolrhoda Books,. .

Explains what Veterans Day is, the history of this holiday, and how it is celebrated.

Women for peace
ISBN: 0531113280. OCLC Number: 35033645

Franklin Watts,. .

This book provides an engaging history of the involvement of women in efforts to bring about peace, including movements to end slavery, to curb the ills of alcohol, and to secure women the right to vote. Today, women still work hard to seek a more peaceful world for them-selves and their families.