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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Alex Perry  

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Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;


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Illinois Connection

Perry lives just outside of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Alex Perry used to teach middle schoolers in Houston, but now she writes for kids everywhere. She currently lives in Arkansas with her family. Pighearted is her debut novel.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 0316538779. OCLC Number: 1226832890

Little Brown. .

In alternate chapters, twelve-year-old Jeremiah, who has a fatal heart condition, and J6, the pig growing the heart that could save his life, give their own perspectives on being a transplant donor and donee. Includes facts about the research project on which the story is based.