Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:CHILDREN C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction Born: 1972 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionJohnson was born in Chicago and raised on the South side and comes from a family who has been involved in Chicago politics for decades. She holds a MEd in Curriculum and Development from Loyola University of Chicago and is a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools system and a writing professor at Wright College. Her short stories are set in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationJen Cullerton Johnson is a writer, an educator, and an environmentalist with master’s degrees in nonfiction writing and curriculum development. She teaches at both the elementary and college levels in Chicago, where she also conducts writing workshops. Johnson is one of two founders of the Green Literacy Foundation, a foundation that bridges literacy skills and ecology for life long learning in earth stewardship. She has an MFA, MEd is the author of several books for adults and children including the award winning children's book, Seeds of Change.
*"Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World", Lee and Low Books, 2010 *"Green Heroes: K-5 Teaching Units: How Do Young People Become Environmental Heroes?", CreateSpace, 2017 *"The Story of Environmentalist Wangari Maathai", Lee & Low Books, 2019