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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cindy Shanks  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Non-Fiction

Born: in Tilton, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Shanks was born and raised in Tilton.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cindy Shanks is a retired elementary teacher who spent 36 years sharing good literature with Kindergarten and First Grade children. She has a Bachelors Degree in Education and her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. Her Masters work focused on integrating children's literature into all areas of the curriculum. After her retirement, she spent three years following the Dobson sheep, and documenting the historic Heber-Reno Sheep Trail in Arizona with her photographs. Shanks now lives in Mesa, Arizona.

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