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Janet McDonald (1953-) Biography

Writings, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Career, Member, Honors Awards, Work in Progress

Born 1953, in Brooklyn, NY; Ethnicity: "African-American/Cree Indian." Education: Vassar College, B.A.; Columbia University School of Journalism, M.S.; New York University Law School, J.D.


Agent—Charlotte Sheedy, 65 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012.


Attorney and author.


MENSA, Authors Guild, American Bar Association.


Best Book Award, Los Angeles Times, 1999, for Project Girl: An Inspiring Story of a Black Woman's Coming-of-Age; Best Young Adult Novel, American Library Association (ALA), 2001, for Spellbound; Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award, ALA, 2003, for Chill Wind.


Several adult and young adult books of fiction.


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