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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John O. Cech  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:CHILD C:YA

Born: 1944 in Chicago, Illinois

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Cech was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Cech is an award-winning writer, teacher, scholar and critic. He is a Professor of English and Children's Literature at the University of Florida in Gainsville, where he currently serves as the Director of the University’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture. He is also the director of the Center for Children’s Literature and Culture.


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Awards

-- '''''My Grandmother's Journey''''' *Outstanding Book in the Field of Social Studies, Children's Book Council and the National Council of Social Studies '''''First Snow, Magic Snow''''' *Outstanding Book in the Field of Social Studies, Children's Book Council and the National Council of Social Studies '''''Jacques-Henri Lartigue