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Jessie Johnson Young

Born: 1912 in Scottsville, KY
Died: December 14, 2007 in Mason City, Illinois

Pen Name: N/A

Connection to Illinois: Young lived in Mason City, Illinois.

Biography: Jessie Johnson Young was widowed early and made the best of it, raising a young son (now a chemical engineer) by sewing for others and growing much of their own food. She says she chose to be happy and her poems and short stories, while not turning away from the unforgiving aspects of life, celebrate the moments that sustained her.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Jessie Johnson Young on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

And still-- young at heart :
ISBN: 1932278214 OCLC: 76823021

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