Illinois State Library

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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ami Polonsky  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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Polonsky grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and now lives in Deerfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ami Polonsky is a reading and writing tutor, mother to two young children, and author, among other things. A former Language Arts teacher and literacy coach, she remains devoted to guiding children towards a love of books and helping create lifetime readers.

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Gracefully Grayson

  • Top 100 Children's Books, Goodreads, 2018
  • Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    Ami loves to visit schools and libraries. For more information about setting up a school or library visit, including pricing, contact Lisa McClatchy at