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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barbara Elizabeth Brown  

Pen Name: Elizabeth Brown

Genre: C:CHILD Fiction

Born: 1952 in Evanston, IL


Illinois Connection

Brown grew up in Deerfield. She attended Rockford College for undergraduate studies. She has three degrees from Northern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barbara Brown has a BA in child development and psychology from Rockford College. From NIU, she has a Masters in Library Science and Adult Education and a Doctorate in Adult Education with an emphasis in literacy. She also received a Masters in Pastoral Ministries from Saint Mary's University in Winona MN. Brown is a retired teacher and librarian. Promoting Literacy has been an important professional goal for her. Her books have been written for very young children with few words and lots of meaning. ''Buddy Waits'' is a first mystery book. ''Watch Out Wanda'' helps children know how to cross the street and be safe. ''You Are Good'' is for children and parents and is about that we all make mistakes and still are lovable and loved.Currently, she is working on a book set in Chicago and Rockford for Middle School students.

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