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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Carol Coven Grannick  

Pen Name: 

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born:


-- Web -- https://www.carolcovengrannick.com/
-- WorldCat: -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Carol++Coven++Grannick


Illinois Connection

Grannick lives in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carol Coven Grannick is an author, poet, and chronicler. Her poetry and fiction for young children has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous magazines, including Hello, Babybug, Highlights, Ladybug, and Cricket. She is a regular columnist for the Illinois SCBWI Prairie Wind, reporter for Cynthia Leitich Smith's award-winning blog, Cynsations, and a member of the GROG blog. Her awards include: Finalist, 2014 Katherine Paterson Award at Hunger Mountain (VCFA) Honorable Mention, 2018, Sydney Taylor Manuscript Competition Ragdale Foundation Writing Residency, 2016 Illinois Arts Council Grant, 2019. She is a member of The Society for Children's Writers and Illustrators and The Chicago Writers Association. She looks forward to many conversations with young readers about REENI'S TURN.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Reeni's Turn
ISBN: 1646030125. OCLC Number: 1141518326

Regal House Publishing. .

Eleven year-old Reeni's world is changing. Her star-of-the-senior-class, college-bound sister has no time for her, sixth grade is full of girls into makeup and diets and crushes, and something deep inside tells Reeni it's time to become more than a shy girl in the shadows. But when she commits to dancing a solo for her retiring ballet teacher's final recital, her lifelong fear of performing expands along with her newly-changing body. Lunch friends convince Reeni that a diet will give her courage and self-confidence, but the diet wreaks havoc with Reeni's life. She lies to her parents, breaks up with her best friend, and loses focus on school work and dance. Reeni faces a painful choice: should she break her commitment to perform the solo and quit dance? Or might she have hidden strengths that could help her come out of the shadows and become the girl she wants to be?--