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Deborah Kent

Born: 1948 in Little Falls, New Jersey
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Deborah lives in Chicago.

Biography: Deborah has been totally blind all of her life. Fortunately for her, New Jersey practiced 'mainstreaming' long before it was required by federal law, and she was able to attend public schools from the time she entered eighth grade. Some of her experiences in making the transition from a special class for blind kids to a regular class provided the background for her first young-adult novel, Belonging (Originally published in 1978). She worked as a social worker for four years at the University Settlement House on New York's Lower East Side, before turning to writing full time.


Awards:

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction; Romance

Primary Audience(s): Children; Young adult readers

Deborah Kent on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=deborah+kent


Selected Titles

Advances in materials problem solving with the electron microscope :
ISBN: 1558994971 OCLC: 47183530

Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA : ©2001.

African-Americans in the thirteen colonies
ISBN: 0516066315 OCLC: 32544687

Childrens Press, New York : ©1996. Using many photographs, this is a simple overview of the part played by African Americans during the formative years of the colonial period. The freedom sought by so many Europeans who came to America was not shared with many Africans & their descendants. The brief descriptions in this book tell of slavery as well as the limited freedoms of free blacks. Phillis Wheatley, Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, & Benjamin Banneker are among those briefly profiled. Index. Part of the Cornerstones of Freedom series. Bowker Authored Title code. Using many photographs, this is a simple overview of the part played by African Americans during the formative years of the colonial period. Presents a brief history of Afro-Americans and of slavery in seventeenth and eighteenth century America.

America the beautiful.
ISBN: 0516004530 OCLC: 20014633

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1990. Introduces the geography, history, government, economy, industry, culture, historic sites, and famous people of this northeastern state.

America the beautiful.
ISBN: 0516004867 OCLC: 19352096

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1990. Introduces the geography, history, government, culture, recreation, and people of the Palmetto State.

America the beautiful.
ISBN: 0516004670 OCLC: 15518520

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1987. Introduces the geography, history, government, economy, industry, culture, historic sites, and famous people of this historically significant state.

  America the beautiful.
ISBN: 0516004646 OCLC: 15518525

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1988. Introduces the geography, history, government, economy, industry, culture, historic sites, and famous people of this Southern state.

America the beautiful.
ISBN: 0516004840 OCLC: 17298746

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1988. Examines the geography, population, history, education, culture, and recreation of the Keystone State.

  America the beautiful.
ISBN: 0516004522 OCLC: 17875640

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1989. Introduces the fast-growing state of Colorado, whose dramatic natural beauty lures thousands of visitors each year.

America the beautiful.
ISBN: 0516004816 OCLC: 18909232

Children's Press, Chicago : ©1989. An introduction to that state with a felicitous combination of industry, agriculture, and beauty.

America the beautiful.
ISBN: 0516004662 OCLC: 20594930

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1990. Introduces the geography, history, government, economy, industry, culture, historic sites, and famous people of the Old Line State.

America the beautiful.
ISBN: 0516004549 OCLC: 22624979

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1991. Introduces the geography, history, government, economy, industry, culture, historic sites, and famous people of Delaware.

America the beautiful.
ISBN: 0516004611 OCLC: 22625232

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1991. Introduces the geography, history, government, economy, industry, culture, historic sites, and famous people of Iowa.

America the beautiful.
ISBN: 0516004972 OCLC: 21562755

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1991. Discusses the geography, history, people, government, economy, and recreation of Washington, D.C.

America the beautiful.
ISBN: 0516004980 OCLC: 23386348

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1992. Introduces the geography, people, history, and culture of this island.

American Sign Language /
ISBN: 0531166627 OCLC: 50080425

Franklin Watts, New York : ©2003. Explores the history of American Sign Language and deaf culture, including ongoing controversies within the deaf community today.

Amsterdam /
ISBN: 0516202995 OCLC: 35172610

Children's Press, New York : 1997. Describes the history, culture, daily life, and points of interest of the city in the Netherlands that rests almost entirely on wooden piles made from tree trunks.

Athletes with disabilities
ISBN: 0531120198 OCLC: 50002223

Franklin Watts, New York : ©2003. Explores the people and events involved in sports competitions for people with disabilities and discusses people with disabilities who play professional sports.

Atlanta
ISBN: 0516216791 OCLC: 43836399

Children's Press, New York : ©2000. Describes the history, culture, daily life, food, people, sports, and points of interest in the capital and largest city of the state of Georgia.

Beijing /
ISBN: 0516200232 OCLC: 34474384

Children's Press, New York : ©1996. Describes physical aspects, history, and social life and customs of the capital of the People's Republic of China.

Belonging :
ISBN: 0595193951 OCLC: 50871737

People With Disabilities Press, Lincoln, NE : 2002, ©1978. Fifteen-year-old Meg realizes that it's not her blindness that prevents her for joining the "in" crowd but her own individuality.

Benjamin Franklin /
ISBN: 0590460129 OCLC: 29253201

Scholastic Inc., New York : ©1993. A biography of the accomplished and influential eighteenth-century printer, inventor, scientist, statesman, and diplomat.

Buenos Aires
ISBN: 0516205927 OCLC: 38073365

Children's Press, New York : ©1998. Describes the history, culture, daily life, food, sports, and points of interest of the capital and largest city of Argentina, South America.

China :
ISBN: 0761402020 OCLC: 33245251

Benchmark Books, Tarrytown, N.Y. : ©1996. Discusses the geography, history, people, culture, customs, and the arts of China.

Cindy /
ISBN: 0590319299 OCLC: 9009864

Scholastic Book Services, New York : ©1982.

Colorado /
ISBN: 0531185702 OCLC: 78892580

Children's Press, New York : ©2008. Introduces the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Colorado.

Crossing cultures :
ISBN: 0522855008 OCLC: 299023189

Miegunyah Press : Carlton, Vic. : 2009, ©2009.

Dallas
ISBN: 0516216783 OCLC: 43953905

Children's Press, New York : ©2000. Describes the history, culture, people, commerce, and points of interest of Dallas, the second-largest city in Texas.

Don't cry for yesterday /
ISBN: 0743400321 OCLC: 48798540

Simon Pulse, New York : 2002. Amber Novak's life is changed forever when a car crash leaves her confined to a wheelchair.

Dorothy Day :
ISBN: 0802852653 OCLC: 54937558

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, Mich. : 2004, ©1996. " ... chronicles the life of Dorothy Day, known the world over as the leader of the Catholic Worker Movement ... the founder of The Catholic Worker newspaper, [and] the founder of numerous 'houses of hospitality' that provided food and shelter to the destitute."--Page 4 of cover.

Dublin
ISBN: 0516203029 OCLC: 35593446

Children's Press, New York : ©1997. Describes physical aspects, history, and social life and customs of the capital of the Republic of Ireland.

Elizabeth Blackwell :
ISBN: 1592960022 OCLC: 51937342

Child's World, Chanhassen, Minn. : 2004. Provides a brief introduction to Elizabeth Blackwell, her accomplishments, and her impact on history.

Frida Kahlo :
ISBN: 1592961673 OCLC: 53887577

Child's World, Chanhassen, Minn. : ©2004. Introduces the life of the world-famous Mexican artist who overcame polio, injuries from a near-fatal bus accident, a tempestuous marriage to Diego Rivera, and other difficulties.

Hawaii's road to statehood
ISBN: 0516242415 OCLC: 53814551

Children's Press, New York : ©2004. Traces Hawaii's path to statehood.

Helen Keller :
ISBN: 1592960057 OCLC: 51937350

Child's World, Chanhassen, Minn. : ©2003. Provides a brief introduction to Helen Keller, her accomplishments, and her impact on American history.

Hillary Rodham Clinton :
ISBN: 0516206443 OCLC: 38067625

Children's Press, New York : ©1998. A biography of the wife of the forty-second president of the United States, discussing her youth, marriage, and work on health care and the welfare and education of children.

  Honey and spice
ISBN: 0451134192 OCLC: 11999175

New American Library, New York, N.Y. : ©1985.

In Colonial New England /
ISBN: 076140905x OCLC: 39169862

Benchmark Books, New York : 1999. Describes various aspects of the life of early settlers in New England including their homes, schools, religion, work, and community.

In the middle colonies /
ISBN: 0761409076 OCLC: 39157609

Benchmark Books, New York : ©2000. Discusses the history, social life, and customs of the various immigrant groups who settled in the middle colonies during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

In the southern colonies /
ISBN: 0761409084 OCLC: 39169905

Benchmark Books, New York : ©2000. Describes various aspects of the contrasting life styles of the rich and the poor early settlers in the southern colonies including homes, food, work, religion, education, and hospitality.

James A. Garfield :
ISBN: 0516228862 OCLC: 52706540

Children's Press, New York : 2004. A biography of the twentieth president of the United States, with information about his childhood, family, political career, presidency, and legacy.

Jane Addams and Hull House
ISBN: 051604852X OCLC: 24669763

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1992. A biography of the social worker who defended the oppressed, promoted education for the poor, worked for world peace, and founded Hull House, a settlement house in the industrial slums of Chicago.

Jane Means Appleton Pierce /
ISBN: 0516204785 OCLC: 38081968

Children's Press, New York : ©1998. A biography of the wife of the fourteenth president of the United States, who never wanted her husband to be in politics and who never recovered from her grief over the deaths of all three of her children.

Jerusalem /
ISBN: 0516222414 OCLC: 44979753

Children's Press, New York : ©2001. This book describes the history, culture, daily life, food, people, sports, and points of interest in the capital of Israel.

  Jody /
ISBN: 059032442x OCLC: 9782385

Scholastic Book Services, New York : ©1983.

Juliette Gordon Low :
ISBN: 1592960065 OCLC: 51931191

Child's World, Chanhassen, Minn. : ©2004. Provides a brief introduction to Juliette Gordon Low, her accomplishments, and her impact on American history.

Lexington and Concord
ISBN: 0516204629 OCLC: 36284158

Children's Press, New York : ©1997. Describes the first battles of the Revolutionary War, the events leading up to the conflict, and the effect of helping the thirteen British colonies pull together for a common cause.

Lincoln memorial.
ISBN: 0516260707 OCLC: 795384123

Childrens Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 1997.

Louisiana /
ISBN: 0531185605 OCLC: 79001499

Children's Press, New York : ©2008. Introduces the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Louisiana.

Love to the rescue /
ISBN: 0590332643 OCLC: 12763500

Scholastic Inc., New York : ©1985. Laurie discovers there is more to being a lifeguard than she ever imagined.

Madrid /
ISBN: 0516207830 OCLC: 39951718

Children's Press, New York : ©1999. Describes the history, culture, daily life, food, people, sports, and points of interest in the capital and largest city of Spain.

Maine /
ISBN: 0516209949 OCLC: 39659763

Children's Press, New York : ©1999. Describes the geography, history, economy and industry, natural resources, arts and recreation, and people of the New England state of Maine.

Maryland /
ISBN: 0531185761 OCLC: 122424065

Children's Press, New York : ©2008. An introduction to the state of Maryland, the location of the Battle of Antietam, Ocean City, Camp David, Harpers Ferry, Annapolis, Goddard Space Flight Center, and Chesapeake Bay.

Massachusetts /
ISBN: 0531185613 OCLC: 76897664

Children's Press, New York : ©2008. Introduces the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Massachusetts.

Moscow /
ISBN: 0516211935 OCLC: 41580501

Children's Press, New York : 2000. Describes the history, culture, daily life, food, sports, people, and points of interest in the capital of Russia.

New Jersey
ISBN: 0516438301 OCLC: 232128629

Childrens Pr 1993

New Jersey
ISBN: 9780531248942 OCLC: 856861264

Describes the history, geography, ecology, people, economy, cities, and sights of the state of New Jersey, and includes ideas for classroom assignments.

New Mexico /
ISBN: 0516206907 OCLC: 38966115

Children's Press/Grolier Pub., New York : ©1999. Describes the geography, plants, animals, history, economy, language, religions, culture, sports, art, and people of New Mexico, where the three major cultures are Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo.

New York City /
ISBN: 0516260723 OCLC: 34788254

Children's Press, New York : ©1996. Describes the history, people, and places of New York City.

  Ohio /
ISBN: 0531185796 OCLC: 171614017

Children's Press, New York : ©2009. Describes the geography, history, economy, culture, and people of the state of Ohio.

  One step at a time /
ISBN: 0590415808 OCLC: 20287755

Scholastic, New York : ©1989. Tracy is acting weird because she thinks she is going blind. Finally she faces the truth that she really is going blind. Is her dog her only friend? Tracy feels that way.

  Phillis Wheatley :
ISBN: 159296009x OCLC: 51942400

Child's World, Chanhassen, Minn. : ©2004. A biography of an enslaved African woman who became the first African-American poet to be published.

Privacy in the modern age :
ISBN: 9781620971079 OCLC: 891126741

The threats to privacy are well known: the National Security Agency tracks our phone calls; Google records where we go online and how we set our thermostats; Facebook changes our privacy settings when it wishes; Target gets hacked and loses control of our credit card information; our medical records are available for sale to strangers; our children are fingerprinted and their every test score saved for posterity; and small robots patrol our schoolyards and drones may soon fill our skies. The contributors to this anthology don't simply describe these problems or warn about the loss of privacy-they propose solutions. They look closely at business practices, public policy, and technology design, and ask, Should this continue? Is there a better approach? They take seriously the dictum of Thomas Edison: What one creates with his hand, he should control with his head. It's a new approach to the privacy debate, one that assumes privacy is worth protecting, that there are solutions to be found, and that the future is not yet known. This volume will be an essential reference for policy makers and researchers, journalists and scholars, and others looking for answers to one of the biggest challenges of our modern day. The premise is clear: there's a problem--let's find a solution.--Book jacket.

Puerto Rico /
ISBN: 0531185893 OCLC: 191767699

Children's Press, New York : 2009. An introduction to the land, history, and people of Puerto Rico.

Rio de Janeiro
ISBN: 0516003534 OCLC: 33101700

Children's Press, New York : ©1996. Provides a physical description and history, along with a discussion of the people and customs, of the second largest city in Brazil.

San Francisco /
ISBN: 0516204661 OCLC: 36219148

Children's Press, New York : ©1997. Describes the history, culture, daily life, food, people, and points of interest in San Francisco, California. $

Snake pits, talking cures & magic bullets :
ISBN: 0761327045 OCLC: 50253057

Twenty-First Century Books, Brookfield, Conn. : ©2003. Looks at how the mentally ill have been treated throughout history, focusing on advances made in the 19th and 20th centuries regarding mental hospitals, medications, and social acceptance.

  South Carolina /
ISBN: 0531185915 OCLC: 163593321

Children's Press, New York : 2009. An introduction to the geography, natural resources, history, economy, important sites, daily life, and people of South Carolina.

St. Petersburg
ISBN: 051620467X OCLC: 36351111

Children's Press, New York : ©1997. Describes the history, culture, daily life, food, people, and points of interest in Russia's second-largest city.

Taking the lead /
ISBN: 0553265288 OCLC: 16082989

Bantam Books, New York : ©1987. Shelley is devastated when her doctors tell her she'll never be able to see again. Now even the simplest tasks-like dressing herself of finding her way around the house -take enormous effort and patience. As she gains confidence she becomes friends with Kevin, a fellow climber, who encourages her to be independent.

  Talk to me, my love
ISBN: 0440978106 OCLC: 15586864

Dell, New York : 1987.

  Te amo heisst: Ich liebe dich
ISBN: 3404550471 OCLC: 74756562

Bastei-Verlag Lübbe Bergisch Gladbach 1986

Te amo means I love you /
ISBN: 0553237438 OCLC: 12458417

Bantam, Toronto ; 1983.

Ten-speed summer
ISBN: 055324387X OCLC: 12750598

Bantam, Toronto ; 1985, ©1984.

Tennessee /
ISBN: 0516210440 OCLC: 43487232

Children's Press, New York : 2001. Describes the geography, plants, animals, history, economy, religions, culture, sports, arts, and people of Tennessee.

  That special summer
ISBN: 0340349824 OCLC: 12514242

Silhouette, Sevenoaks : 1984, ©1982.

The American Revolution :
ISBN: 089490521X OCLC: 29310874

Enslow Publishers, Hillside, N.J. : ©1994. Describes the events leading up to the American Revolution and recounts the course of the war that united the American colonies and gained them their independence from Britain.

The changing face of America :
ISBN: 1592961436 OCLC: 53953671

Child's World, Chanhassen, MN : ©2004. Introduces the Hispanic American culture, its origins, history, variety, and impact on American society.

  The disability rights movement
ISBN: 0616089031 OCLC: 1012104205

CNIB, Toronto : 2014. A chronicle of milestones in the ongoing fight for disability rights in the United States; includes the 1940 establishment of the National Federation of the Blind and the passing of both the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Grades 4-7. c1996.

The freedom riders /
ISBN: 0516066625 OCLC: 27035783

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1993. The inspiring story of the brave men and women who led the Southern civil rights movement.

The only way out /
ISBN: 0590540815 OCLC: 37329731

Scholastic, New York : ©1997. Fourteen-year-old Shannon Thomas has been receiving chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin's disease for two years. Hoping to find an alternative therapy, she visits a healer who teaches her that sometimes the only way out is through.

The Star-spangled banner /
ISBN: 0516066307 OCLC: 31970696

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1995. An account of how, during the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key came to write the poem that became the national anthem.

The story of the White House /
ISBN: 0516066846 OCLC: 30363561

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1994. Tells of James Hoban's plans for the White House and the changes made in it by the different Presidents.

The Titanic
ISBN: 0516066722 OCLC: 27810071

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1993. Describes the disastrous 1912 sinking of the world's largest ocean liner after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage.

The Vietnam war :
ISBN: 0894905279 OCLC: 29756965

Enslow Publishers, Hillside, N.J., U.S.A. : ©1994. Photographs and text describe the fighting between the Americans and Vietcong in the jungles of southeast Asia, how television brought graphic war footage to American homes, and the peace protests that took place around the country.

The Vietnam Women's Memorial /
ISBN: 0516066986 OCLC: 31240414

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1995. Describes the role of women in the Vietnam War, and the struggle to gain approval from the government to build a memorial to honor them.

Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court /
ISBN: 0516261398 OCLC: 35084885

Children's Press, New York : ©1997. Narrates the life of the first African-American to serve as a judge on the United States Supreme Court.

  Thurgood marshall and the supreme court.
ISBN: 0613521986 OCLC: 227977419

Bt Bound, [Place of publication not identified] : 2003.

Titanic, The.
ISBN: 0516466720 OCLC: 671817755

Tokyo
ISBN: 0516003542 OCLC: 33333758

Children's Press, New York : ©1996. Describes Japan's capital city including its subway system, its streets and buildings, its celebrations of ancient religious traditions, and its sports and theater.

Too soon to say good-bye /
ISBN: 0590477986 OCLC: 34494193

Scholastic, New York : ©1996. Diagnosed with leukemia after a fainting spell, young Jill copes with painful therapy, being treated differently by her family and peers, and facing the frightening possibility that she will die.

Utah /
ISBN: 0531185923 OCLC: 187300180

Children's Press, New York : 2009. An introduction to the geography, natural resources, history, economy, important sites, daily life, and people of Utah.

Warren G. Harding :
ISBN: 0516229656 OCLC: 54425339

Children's Press, New York : 2004. A biography of the twenty-ninth president of the United States, with information about his childhood, family, political career, presidency, and legacy.

Washington /
ISBN: 0531185079 OCLC: 167501617

Children's Press, New York : 2009. Presents an introduction to the geography, natural resources, history, economy, important sites, daily life, and people of the state of Washington.

Witchcraft trials :
ISBN: 9780766029064 OCLC: 226304789

Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ : ©2009. Examines the witchcraft hysteria in Salem Village in 1692, including the history of witchcraft, the principal participants in the accusations, the trials and judgment, and its legacy in American history--Provided by publisher.

With wings :
ISBN: 0935312625 OCLC: 14967396

Feminist Press at the City University of New York, New York : 1987. An anthology of stories, poems, and essays by thirty women writers, all of whom have a disablility or physical difference.

Wyoming /
ISBN: 0516210750 OCLC: 41580659

Children's Press, New York : ©2000. Describes the geography, plants, animals, history, economy, language, religions, culture, sports, art, and people of the state of Wyoming.

Yellowstone National Park
ISBN: 0516066781 OCLC: 29030627

Childrens Press, Chicago : ©1994. Describes the natural beauty and botanical characteristics of one of the first and largest national parks in the U.S.

 

 

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