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Kathleen MacDonnell

Born: 1947 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: She was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biography: Kathleen MacDonnall is a playwright, author of fiction and nonfiction, and editor. She is a contributor to CBC Radio, and is a speaker and workshop leader at conferences. She currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.


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

Kathleen MacDonnell on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Ezzie's emerald /
ISBN: 0929005139 OCLC: 25833750

Second Story Press, Toronto, Canada : ©1990.

Kid culture :
ISBN: 0929005643 OCLC: 31290432

Second Story Press, Toronto : 1994.

Is Saturday morning TV as bad as it seems? Should I give my daughter a Barbie? Have I failed as a parent if my son keeps asking for military toys? How is the violence they see around them affecting kids today? These are only a few of the many questions addressed in this highly readable exploration of kids and popular culture. Writer Kathleen McDonnell confronts these issues which both plague and challenge parents and educators today. With clarity and humour she discusses why pop culture is an irresistible lure to kids; at the same time, it's an adhesive which binds them together in a subculture of their own. Kid Culture is a must read for anyone trying to navigate the treacherous road of parenthood. An adult's guide to the world of kids, Kid Culture both explains and reassures.