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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Victoria M. Brott  

Pen Name: V.M. Brott

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Brott was born in Chicago and graduated from Streator High School in Streator, Illinois. She has a Master's degree in Education from the University of Illinois and has worked in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Victoria Brott received a Bachelor’s degree in English and teaching certificates from California State University in San Bernardino, California. She taught English at middle schools and high schools in San Bernardino, California and Springfield, Illinois.

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Titles At Your Library

Hippies of Hollywood: Stories from the Sixties
ISBN: 0615991122

Pearblossom Press. 2014

Young Adults and Baby Boomers will love this lighthearted collection of 18 Linked Short Stories! • Take a trip back to the late Sixties. • Experience Life as a Hippie in Hollywood! • Funny, Suspenseful & Entertaining! • You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll love the trip! Read about the “coming of age” adventures and mishaps of the idealistic young narrator and her realistic companion, Richard. The stories take place in the Hollywood area of Southern California and are based on real experiences. These high interest stories will motivate reluctant readers and inspire conversations. Included at the back of the book are higher level discussion questions for readers and book clubs to gain deeper insight and create lively dialogue. Great for teachers, the questions are not only convenient, but also meet the Common Core State Standards for ELA. The standards are identified and listed with each activity. Perfect for a ready made lesson, the stories may be read independently, and are handy for substitute teachers. The author, a baby boomer herself, originally told these stories to her high school students who asked to hear them again and again! She promised to include them in a book someday. This is the book they requested! Welcome to the 1960s! The stories are appropriate for ages 12 - Adult and for grades 7 - 12.