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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Xernona Woods  

Pen Name: Xernona Tolita Woods, Xernona T. Woods

Genre: C:CHILD

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Woods is a native Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Xernona Woods is children's book author of ''Save That Penny For A Sunny Day,'' partner of Chicago's Federal Reserve Bank Money Smart Week, partner Chicago Public Schools, member of Jumpstart Coalition and Chicago Public School Principal of the Year 2010 and Award Recipient of Ariel Capital Investments and WVON Chicago's Top 40 Game Changer. ''Save That Penny For A Sunny Day'', is a children's book that educates elementary and middle school youth about entrepreneurship, finances, and budgeting. It has been implemented within Chicago Public Libraries and throughout Chicago Public Schools.

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