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Diane O'Neill

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Connection to Illinois: O'Neill is a lifelong Chicagoan.

Biography: Diane O'Neill holds a BA in writing/English with honors from Columbia College and an MFA with distinction from National University. She remembers going to a food pantry as a child and has a passion for social justice. She has worked in the field of disability rights and services for most of her professional life.

  • Saturday at the Food Pantry Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books of 2021; Parents Magazine October 2021 Book of the Month; Bookstagang Best of 2021 Picture Books

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children


Selected Titles

Saturday at the Food Pantry
ISBN: 0807572365 OCLC: 1226075613

Albert Whitman & Company 2021

Molly and her mom don't always have enough food, so one Saturday they visit their local food pantry. Molly's happy to get food to eat until she sees her classmate Caitlin, who's embarrassed to be at the food pantry. Can Molly help Caitlin realize that everyone needs help sometimes?