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Joyce Elaine Gay

Born: 1936 in St. Louis, Missouri
Pen Name: Joyce Elaine Jones, Joyce E. Gay

Connection to Illinois: Gay has spent most of her life living in Chicago.

Biography: Dr. Joyce E. Gay is a nationally recognized educator with a doctorate in educational psychology who has taught at elementary and college levels. She has also worked as a state gifted program consultant, coordinator at an elementary school for the gifted and school improvement specialist.Along with the book listed below, she has also written an ebook, ''Daddy's Girl''.


Primary Audience(s): Children

Joyce Elaine Gay on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

For such a journey /
ISBN: 097665590X OCLC: 62881454

Treorca Press, Chicago : ©2005.

Thaddeus' life as a slave in South Carolina in the late 1840s is bleak. At age eight, he is taken from the mother he loves and sold to another plantation. When injured by an overseer's whip, he is treated by Spider, an amazing old man who helps him in ways he could not have imagined.