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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jarrett Dapier  

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Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction



Illinois Connection

Dapier is a teen services librarian at Skokie Public Library. He lives in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jarrett Dapier is a children's book author, librarian, and lifelong drummer. He is the recipient of the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for Intellectual Freedom from the American Library Association for his research into the censorship of Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis in the Chicago Public Schools.

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Titles At Your Library


-- ''Mr. Watson's Chickens'', *Starred Reviews - BookPage, and Publishers Weekly; Best Book of 2021 - NPR; One of the Best Ten Picture Books 0f 2021 BookPage. -- ''Jazz for Lunch!'', *Starred Review - Kirkus