Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:YA Fiction




Illinois Connection

Schmitt has lived outside of Chicago his entire life. He currently lives in Oswego.

Biographical and Professional Information

Adam P. Schmitt has been a middle-school educator for more than fifteen years. "Speechless" is his debut middle-grade novel.

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Titles At Your Library


-- """Speechless""" *Starred Review, Kirkus *starred review, BCCB *Finalist, Midwest Booksellers Choice Award, 2019 *Indies Introduced Selection, 2018 *Indie Next Top 10 anticipated children’s books for winter, 18-19 *NY Public Library top 100 Children’s books, 2018 *Junior Library Guild selection *Illinois READS Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2019