Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Esme Raji Codell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:YA

Born: 1968 in Chicago

Sites:


Illinois Connection

Codell lives in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Esmé Raji Codell is a teacher and librarian and the author of many award-winning books for children. She worked at a children's bookstore, selling books, storytelling and organizing programs that would attract people to the stores. She began teaching after graduating form Northeastern Illinois University. In 2003 she turned to writing fiction. You can find more story-time fun and support for your child's precious preschool years at her website.


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Awards

-- ''Fairly Fairy Tales'', 2014 ILLINOIS READS Book