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Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILDREN Non-Fiction

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Illinois Connection

Spelman has lived in Evanston since 1981.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cornelia Maude Spelman is the author of a memoir and twelve picture books for young children. An MSW and former therapist, she seeks to contribute to the understanding of emotions, the importance of emotional connections to others, of emotional legacies in families, and of the value of personal histories. A daily diarist since 1981, her diaries are being archived at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard University.


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Titles At Your Library


Awards

-- """When I Feel Sad"""

-- *Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank St. College 2003

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-- """When I Feel Scared"""

-- *Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank St. College 2003

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-- """When I Care About Others"""

-- *Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank St. College 2003

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-- """"When I Miss You"""

-- *Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2005

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-- """When I Feel Angry"""

-- *Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award, 2000

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-- """Everybody's Somewhere"""

-- *Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Younger People, NCSS-CBC - a cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies & the Children’s Book Council, 2018

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-- """Other Awards:"""

-- *Bernard de Voto Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction Award at Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, 2011

-- *Cornelia was honored at the 2004 Illinois Author Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.