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Cal Armistead

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Armistead grew up in Naperville.

Biography: Armistead has had a lifelong passion for writing. She earned her MFA in creative writing from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine and has written for radio, newspapers and magazines including ''The Chicago Tribune'', ''Shape'' Magazine, ''Body & Soul'' Magazine, ''Christian Science Monitor'', and ''Chicken Soup for Every Momís Soul'' just to name a few. ''Being Henry David'' is her first young adult novel. Armistead also works at an independent book store, is a voice-over actress and sings semi-professionally. She currently resides in a Boston suburb.

  • ''Being Henry David'', 2014 ILLINOIS READS Book

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Young adult readers

Cal Armistead on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Being Henry David /
ISBN: 080750615X OCLC: 795059277

Albert Whitman, Chicago, Ill. : 2013.

"Seventeen-year-old 'Hank, ' who can't remember his identity, finds himself in Penn Station with a copy of Thoreau's Walden as his only possession and must figure out where he's from and why he ran away."