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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Williams  

Pen Name: None

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Born: 1953 at the Great Lakes Naval Base in Lake County, Illinois


-- David Williams on Deco Django Website -- http://www.decodjango.com/html/davidbio.html
-- David Williams on eFolkMusic Website -- http://www.efolkmusic.org/ArtMusic/viewArtist.aspx?a=0&AID=1403
-- Website -- http://www.trapdoor-media.com/
-- David Williams on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=david+williams


Illinois Connection

David lived in Sycamore, Illinois and was a visitng professor at Northern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

David Williams, author has been an educator, writer, songwriter, performer, and a visiting professor at the English department at Northern Illinois University. In 1994, he received the Notable Award from the National Council of Social Studies for his book, ''Grandma Essie's Covered Wagon''. He has regularly traveled the Midwest, teaching creative writing and music to students of all ages. Williams has performed his own songs for more than 20 years throughout the United States and Canada to rave reviews. He received the 1991 Notable Award in Children's Music from the American Library Association for his album ''Oh, The Animals''. His other notable albums include, ''Rainforest & Tropical Animals'' and ''Joplin, MO''.


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Titles At Your Library

Grandma Essie's Covered Wagon
ISBN: 0679802533

Knopf Books for Young Readers. 1993

An account of turn-of-the-century America--as retold by Essie Willams's grandson--recalls Essie's journey across the Midwest in a covered wagon, describing the hardships, tragedies, and joys of pioneer life


Awards

In 1994, he received the Notable Award from the National Council of Social Studies for his book, ''Grandma Essie's Covered Wagon''.

Speaking Engagements

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