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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Donna I. Bennett  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:YA Fiction

Born: 1926 in Ypsilanti, Michigan


Illinois Connection

Bennett lives in DeKalb, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bennett is a retired teacher. She wrote ''Jessica's Bear'', a book for young children after a lifetime of teaching. The story reflects her understanding of the beautiful differences in children. She attended Flint Junior College, received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree from Northern Illinois University. She is also the author of ''Elementary Field Experience'', a handbook for student and beginning teachers. Originally from Michigan, she has lived for many years in the DeKalb, Illinois, area.

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