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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Melissa Morrissey  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Children Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in

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Illinois Connection

Morrissey lives in Sherman.

Biographical and Professional Information

Melissa Morrissey, an Illinois Teacher of the Year Finalist who taught special education classes for over twenty two years. She brings her teaching experience and her love of psychology to her books, using her voice to educate, empower, and inspire children and the adults who read to them. Her husband [ Ted], is also a teacher, writer and publisher. They have five children and two rescue dogs, Einstein and Nala.

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Titles At Your Library

Shawna's Sparkle
ISBN: 0986159743

Shining Hall. 2015

Shawna is an eight-year-old girl who is smart, loves to read and does well in school. But Shawna is terribly, terribly shy, so she has trouble being confident and making friends -- until she meets a lady in shimmering white who teaches her to see her special gifts and love herself. In other words, she teaches Shawna to sparkle. The book was written by a veteran teacher who wants children to recognize their unique gifts and learn to love themselves, thus building their self-esteem. The book is published in Dyslexie font and designed to make it easier to read for dyslexic learners.

Einstein the Science Dog: Lost and Found
ISBN: 0986159794

Shining Hall. 2016

Einstein was a happy little guy, living with the old man who loved science. But one day everything changed, and Einstein found himself lost and alone. "Einstein the Science Dog: Lost and Found" is the first in a series of books which combine a children's story about Einstein the Science Dog and concepts from the Next Generation Science Standards. The book is printed in Dyslexie font to make it easier to read for students who are dyslexic.

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