Individual Author Record
Name: Ami PolonskyPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Audience: Young Adult; Born:
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Illinois ConnectionPolonsky grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and now lives in Deerfield.
Biographical and Professional InformationAmi Polonsky is a 6th grade English teacher, mother to two young children, and author, among other things. A former literacy coach, she remains devoted to guiding children towards a love of books and helping create lifetime readers.
AwardsGracefully Grayson TOP 100 CHILDREN’S BOOKS,GOODREADS LGBTQ+ inclusive summer reading list, HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN, 2016 #2 of 32 Perfect Books To Kick Off Your Book Club, BuzzFeed Books Rainbow List Top Ten pick, ALA, 2016 Best Older Fiction List, Chicago Public Library, 2014 30 LGBTQIA+ Children’s Books List, Bustle Exceptional Merit Book List, Bank Street Best Books, 2015 KidsReads Reviewer Pick, 2014 BFYA list, YALSA, 2015 Kids’ Indie Next List, Winter 2014 Rick’s Reads List, #1 New York Times bestselling author Rick Riordan, 2014 Threads READ ACROSS AMERICA book, National Education Association, March 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List, Winter 2016
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Selected Titles At Your Library
ISBN: 9781484723654. OCLC Number: 876466532 . . Grayson, a transgender twelve-year-old, learns to accept her true identity and share it with the world--
Spin with me /
ISBN: 9780374313500. OCLC Number: 1123233929 . . Told in two voices, seventh-graders Essie, in North Carolina for just one semester, and Ollie, a non-binary, "gender weird" classmate, develop a gentle romance while Essie ponders her label.
ISBN: 1484746902. OCLC Number: 945353107 . . An American girl finds a note written by a Chinese girl forced to work in a factory in Beijing.