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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Juanita Havill  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1949 in Evansville, Indiana


Illinois Connection

Havill was raised in Mt. Carmel, Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Havill is a children's picture book author best known for her Jamaica books. She was born in Evansville, Indiana and raised in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. She attended Université de Rouen, 1969-70 and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she graduated with her B.A. in 1971 and M.A. in 1973. She currently resides in Arizona.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Child Study Children's Book Award, ''Jamaica's Find'' *Bank Street College, ''Jamaica's Find'' *Ezra Jack Keats New Writer award, ''Jamaica's Find'' *Children's Book of the Year award, ''Jamaica's Find'' *Children's Choices award, ''Jamaica's Find''