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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction

Born: in Michigan


Illinois Connection

Bigelow received her library science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and now work as a youth services librarian at a Chicago-area public library. She lives in Skokie.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lisa Jenn Bigelow was born and raised in Michigan. She now lives in the Chicago area, where she works as a youth services librarian. Her other interests include music, art, road trips, and spending time with her dogs, Saffy and Brooklyn.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """Starting from Here"""

-- *Top Ten Book, Rainbow List, 2013


-- """Drum Roll, Please"""

-- *Starred Review, School Library Journal, 2018

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, 2018

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2019


-- """Hazel's Theory of Evolution"""

-- *Lambda Literary Award, 2020

-- *Starred Review, ALA Booklist, 2019

-- *Starred Review, School Library Journal, 2019

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, 2019