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Kari Lydersen

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Lydersen lives in Chicago.

Biography: Ms. Lydersen is a Chicago journalist, author and journalism instructor who specializes in covering labor, immigration, energy and environment stories. She is currently a research associate at the Medill Watchdog Project at Northwestern University and staff writer for Midwest Energy News.She has worked as staff writer in The Washington Post's Chicago bureau and wrote for the Chicago edition of the New York Times. Her writings have appeared in ''People Magazine'', ''Crain's Chicago Business'', ''The Christian Science Monitor'', ''In These Times'' magazine and other publications. She has taught journalism at Columbia College, the School of the Art Institute and with the youth program ''We the People Media''. A 1997 graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Lydersen lives in the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago, where she also leads mural tours.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Kari Lydersen on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Mayor 1% :
ISBN: 1608462226 OCLC: 857663750

"With deep connections to high finance and a penchant for profanity, Rahm Emanuel became the mayor of Chicago and seized control of its notorious Democratic party machine. This compelling examination of the contradictory past of this former congressman and White House Chief of Staff sheds a spotlight on our entire political system and the important issues that surround it"--

Out of the sea and into the fire :
ISBN: 1567513026 OCLC: 56939224

Common Courage Press, Monroe, Me. : ©2005.

Revolt on Goose Island :
ISBN: 1933633824 OCLC: 317926341

Melville House, Brooklyn, N.Y. : ©2009.

The story of Chicago's Republic Windows & Doors factory takeover on December 5, 2008. The workers occupied the factory and refused to leave after the Bank of America shut down a line of credit that closed the factory.

Shoot an Iraqi :
ISBN: 087286491X OCLC: 216936696

City Lights, San Francisco, CA : ©2008.

The creator of "Domestic Tension," an unsettling interactive performance piece that speaks to the horrors of life in a conflict zone, reveals his experiences growing up under Saddam Hussein's rule.