Individual Author Record
Name: Catherine GourleyPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:CHILD C:YA Born: 1950 in Wilkes-Barre, PA Sites:
Illinois ConnectionCathy lived in Chicago where she published her first book, ''The Courtship of Joanna''. While in Chicago, Gourley worked at Rosary College in River Forest, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationCatherine is an award-winning author of adult and children's books, editor of books and magazines as well as a curriculum advisor. Gourley's adult books are non-fication and many highlight the history of women's issues through the the 20th Century. She was a former ''Weekly Reader'' editor and has also written three books that are part of the hugely popular American Girl nonfiction series - ''Welcome to Felicity's World'', ''Welcome to Samantha's World'' and ''Welcome to Molly's World''. Cathy is the curiculum advisor and national coordinator of ''Letters About Literature'', a national reading and writing promotion sponsored by State Centers for the Book and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in partnership with Target. Gourley is also the curriculum advisor for the ''The Story of Movies''. A nationwide educational project created by The Film Foundation. The programs is geared toward middle school students and exposes them to classic cinema and teaches them about the social, historical and cultural significance of film in a read-the-book, watch-the-movie approach to teaching film and visual literacy.
*''The Courtship of Joanna'', Graywolf Press, 1988*''Island in the Creek'', Harbour Publishing, 1988*''Hunting Neptune`s Giants True Stories of American Whaling'', Millbrook Press, 1995*''Sharks, True Stories and Legends'', Millbrook Press, 1996*''Never Turn Back, A Biography of Beryl Markham'', Conari, 1997*''Wheels of Time A Picture Biography of Henry Ford'', Millbrook Press, 1997*''Welcome to Felicity`s World 1774 '', Pleasant Company Publications, 1999*''Welcome to Samantha's World-1904: Growing Up in America's New Century'', Pleasant Company Publications, 1999*''Good Girl Work Factories, Sweatshops and How Women Changed Their Role in the American Workplace'', Millbrook Press, 1999*''Media Wizards A Behind the Scenes Look at Media Manipulations'', Twenty First Century Books, 1999*''Welcome to Molly`s World 1944: Growing Up in World War Two'', Pleasant Company Publications, 1999*''Who is Maria Tallchief'', Penguin-Putnam, 2002*''Society Sisters : Stories of Women Who Fought for Social Justice in America'', Twenty-First Century Books, 2003*''Gibson Girls and Suffragists: Perceptions of Women from 1900 to 1918'', Twenty-First Century Books, 2007*''Flappers and the New American Woman: Perceptions of Women from 1918 Through the 1920's'', Twenty-First Century Books, 2007*''Rosie and Mrs. America: Perceptions of Women in the 1930s and 1940s'', Twenty-First Century Books, 2007*''Gidgets and Women Warriors: Perceptions of Women in the 1950s and 1960s'', Twenty-First Century Books, 2007*''Ms. and the Material Girls: Perceptions of Women from the 1970s Through the 1990s'', Twenty-First Century Books, 2007*''War, Women, and the News: How Female Journalists Won the Battle to Cover World War II'', Atheneum, 2007*''The Horrors of Andersonville: Life and Death Inside a Civil War Camp'', Twenty-First Century Books, 2010