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Puller lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

JS Puller is a playwright and author. She has a master's degree in elementary education and a bachelor'sdegree in theatre from Northwestern University. She is an award-winning member of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education and is actively involved in researching the social-emotional benefits of arts education with the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. When not writing, she can usually be found in the theatre. Her play, WOMEN WHO WEAVE, was published by Playscripts, Inc.

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Titles At Your Library


-- """Captain Superlative"""

-- *Children’s Choice Award, Iowa, 2020-2021

-- *Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, NCSS/CBC, 2019

-- *Best of the Best Recommended Reading List, Kansas NEA Reading Circle, 2019

-- *Best Children’s Books of the Year, Nine to Twelve, Bank Street College of Education, 2019

-- *Sunshine State Young Readers Award, 2019-20

-- *Master List, Great Texas Mosquito List, Texas, 2019-20

-- *Bluebonnet Award, 2019-20

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020