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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction Illustrator



Illinois Connection

Marcero lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Deborah Marcero is an artist and author. She received a BFA in drawing, printmaking, and photography from the University of Michigan, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Writing. After teaching in Chicago Public Schools as a Literacy Specialist, Deborah realized that writing and creating books for kids was how she wanted to spend her life.

Marcero writes and illustrates her own books as well those for other authors.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """In a Jar"""

-- *Starred Review, Kirkus


-- """My Heart is a Compass"""

-- *Starred Review, Kirkus

-- *Illinois Reads Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2019