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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Ann Rodman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD C:YA Fiction

Born: 1954 in Washington, D.C.


Illinois Connection

Mary Ann grew up in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mary Ann has a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and an MFA in writing for children from Vermont College. She has held a variety of jobs ranging from community theater director to church youth coordinator but has been primarily a children's librarian. Mary Ann now lives in Georgia.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Charlotte Zolotow Award , ''My Best Friend'' *2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year, ''Jimmy's Star''