Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ami Polonsky  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

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 [].

Selected Titles At Your Library

Gracefully Grayson
ISBN: 9781484723654. OCLC Number: 876466532

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Grayson, a transgender twelve-year-old, learns to accept her true identity and share it with the world--

Threads /
ISBN: 1484746902. OCLC Number: 945353107

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An American girl finds a note written by a Chinese girl forced to work in a factory in Beijing.

ISBN: 9781484747964. OCLC Number: 975486243

Disney Pr. .