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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barbara Santucci  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1948 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Santucci was born in Chicago and currently resides in Rockford, Illinois. She graduated from Loyola University and has also studied art at Rockford College and Northern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barbara Santucci is an author and illustrator. She has taught elementary and preschool and also worked as a librarian. She divides her time between writing, teaching, speaking at schools, painting and exhibiting her work. In 2002 she was honored with the Leader in the Arts Award in Rockford, Illinois. She was chosen as one of fifty women Illinois artists to represent Illinois in the Traveling Millennium Show.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Emily Award for ''Anna's Corn'' *IRA/CBC Children's Choices for ''Abby's Chairs'' *Bank Street College Best Children's Book for ''Loon Summer'' and ''Abby's Chairs''