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Jene Barr Cohen

Born: 1900 in Kobrin, Russia
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Jene Barr Cohen graduated from Chicago Normal School of Physical Education in 1920. She later studied at the University of Chicago, Chicago Teachers College, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Northwestern University.

Biography: She taught in the Chicago public school system from 1925 to 1964, starting as a physical education instructor from 1925 to 1935. From 1935 to 1950, she taught in a classroom, and she worked as a teacher-librarian from 1950 to 1964.

  • -- Palmer Award, Illinois Woman's Press Association, 1951, ''Texas Pete, Little Cowboy''

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Jene Barr Cohen on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Baseball for young champions /
ISBN: 0070021341 OCLC: 2968349

McGraw-Hill, New York : ©1977.

Basic instructions in the skills of baseball--pitching, catching, fielding--as well as in selecting adequate equipment and keeping scores and records.

Basketball for young champions /
ISBN: 0070021414 OCLC: 3869693

McGraw-Hill, New York : ©1979.

Presents a brief history of basketball and describes the fundamentals of the game, necessary skills, team play, and scoring.

Football for young champions /
ISBN: 0070021546 OCLC: 1365116

McGraw-Hill, New York : ©1976.

Gives a brief history of football in the United States; describes the fundamentals of the game, field information, necessary skills, team play, and scoring.

  Physical fitness for young champions /
ISBN: 0070021422 OCLC: 1176917

McGraw-Hill, New York : ©1975.

Examines requirements for physical fitness; describes exercises to develop muscle strength, coordination, and speed; and suggests activities for keeping fit.