Individual Author Record
Name: Hariette Gillen RobinetPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: 1931 in Washington, D.C. Sites:
Illinois ConnectionRobinet moved to Chicago in 1960 and currently resides in Oak Park, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationHarriette Gillem Robinet Born in Washington D.C. she spent her childhood summers in Arlington, Virginia where her mother's father had been a slave under General Robert E. Lee. She graduated from the College of New Rochelle, in New Rochelle New York and finished graduate degrees from Catholic University of America, in microbiology.She Began writing after moving to Chicago and after the birth of a son with cerebral palsy. The main character of "Jay and the Marigold" suffers from cerebral palsy. Her first two books were influenced by meeting other handicapped children and adults.Her later books are historical fiction based around American historical events, such as the Chicago fire, the Battle of 1812 a, the emancipation of the slaves during and after the U.S. Civil War, and Montgomery, Alabama and the bus boycott of 1956.
Joy and the Marigold, Children's Press, 1976Ride the Red Cycle, Houghton Mifflin, 1980Children of the Fire, Simon & Schuster, 1994If You Please, Mr. President, Simon & Schuster, 1995Washington City is Burning, Simon & Schuster, 1996The Twins, The Pirates and the Battle of New Orleans, Simon & Schuster, 1997Forty Acres and Maybe a Muel, Simon & Schuster, 1998Walking to Bus Rider Blues, Simon & Schuster, 1999Missing from Haymarket Square, Simon & Schuster, 2001Twelve Travelers, Twenty Horses, Simon & Schuster, 2002
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Twelve Travelers, Twenty Horses
ISBN: 0689876076 Aladdin. 2005 On the way to California in 1860 with their kind new master, thirteen-year-old Jacob Israel Christmas, his mother, and other slaves are caught up in adventures that include trying to stop a plot to help the South secede from the Union. Reprint.