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James Klise

Born: in Peoria, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Klise was born in Peoria and currently resides in Chicago.

Biography: James Klise is a high school librarian, supervisor of the high school literary journal and teen book club as well as the Gay-Straight Alliance advisor at Chicago International Charter School Northtown Academy. His short stories have appeared in many journals, including ''StoryQuarterly'', ''New Orleans Review'', ''Ascent'', and ''Southern Humanities Review''.


Awards:
    '''''Love Drugged'''''
  • -- Stonewall Honor Award, 2011
  • -- ALA Rainbow List of Recommended GLBTQ Books for Young Readers, 2011
  • -- Lambda Literary Award Finalist, 2011
  • -- Top 250 LGBTQ Books for Teens, 2015 '''''The Art of Secrets'''''
  • -- ILLINIOS READS Book, 2015
  • -- Edgar Award Winner, Mystery Writers of America, 2015
  • -- "We Need Diverse Books" Educator Kit Selection, 2015
  • -- Bank Street Best Books for Children Selection, 2015
  • -- Vermont's Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, Master List, 2016
  • -- Sakura Medal H.S. Nominee, Japan, 2016
  • -- Chicago Public Schools Recommended Reading List, 2015
  • -- ALA Booklist Editors' Choice Winner, 2014
  • -- Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" Selection, 2014
  • -- Booklist "Top 10 Crime Fiction for Youth," 2014
  • -- ABC Best Books for Children & Teens Pick, 2014
  • -- Christian Science Monitor "25 Best New Middle Grade Novels," 2014
  • -- Houston Chronicle Summer Reading List, 2014

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Email: jamesklise@gmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/James-Klise/106459336045953=james+klise
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesklise
Website: http://www.jamesklise.com
James Klise on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=james++klise


Selected Titles

The art of secrets /
ISBN: 1616201959 OCLC: 854828668

When some quirky art donated to a school fundraising effort to help a Pakistani American family, victims of a possible hate crime, is revealed to be an unknown work by a famous outsider artist, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, adults and teenagers alike debate who should get the money and begin to question each other's motivations.

  The art of secrets :
ISBN: 9781622313341 OCLC: 874135049

When some quirky art donated to a school fundraising effort to help a Pakistani American family, victims of a possible hate crime, is revealed to be an unknown work by a famous outsider artist, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, adults and teenagers alike debate who should get the money and begin to question each other's motivations.

 

 

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