Individual Author Record
Name: Jessie Johnson YoungPen Name: N/A Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Poetry Born: 1912 in Scottsville, KY Sites:
Illinois ConnectionYoung lived in Mason City, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationJessie Johnson Young was widowed early and made the best of it, raising a young son (now a chemical engineer) by sewing for others and growing much of their own food. She says she chose to be happy and her poems and short stories, while not turning away from the unforgiving aspects of life, celebrate the moments that sustained her.
*''Young At Heart'', Mayhaven Publishing, 2000*''Still...yound at Heart: Poems & Stories, Mayhaven Publishing, 2006