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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Katharine Kendzy Gingold  

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Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD History

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Born and raised in Illinois, Gingold moved to Ohio and Michigan for a few years before returning to raise her children in the Chicago suburbs.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gingold studied at: North Park University in Chicago, Knox College in Galesburg and College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. She earned a BA in Creative Writing and Fine Arts. Her writing experience includes time spent as a newspaper reporter, copywriter, newsletter editor and online columnist in addition to book author. Gingold now writes about Illinois history for children and speaks to local community groups about Illinois is the 1830's.

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-- Certificate of Excellence from the Illinois State Historical Society for ''Ruth by Lake'' and ''Prairie''.