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Children's book writer , English language educator

Jerome Brooks, American English language educator, children's book writer. Named Distinguished Professor, 1987-1988; recipient Excellence in Teaching award University Houston, 1989. With United States Army, 1953-1955. Member Author's Guild, Society Midland Authors (board directors), Society Children's Book Writers, Children's Reading Round Table Chicago.

Background

Brooks, Jerome was born on July 17, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Samuel and Rose (Malina) Brooks.

Education

Bachelor in English, Roosevelt University, 1953. Master of Arts in English, George Washington University, 1957.

Career

Assistant professor, Fenger Southwest College, Chicago, 1958-1965;chairman English department, Fenger Southwest College, Chicago, 1959-1965;Professor of English, Richard J. Daley College, Chicago, 1970-1989;Professor of English, Harry S. Truman College, Chicago, 1990-1992;assistant to president, Crane College, Chicago, 1965-1966;dean urban education center, City Colls. Chicago, 1966-1968;acting dean faculty, Richard J. Daley College, Chicago, 1968-1970. Lecturer fiction writing workshop public program University of Chicago, since 1990.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Uncle Mike's Boy, 1973, The Testing of Commerce. Hammelman, 1977, The Big Dipper Marathon, 1979, Make Me a Hero (named among outstanding young adult novels 1980 American Library Association Booklist), Naked in Winter, 1990, French translation Ecole des Loisirs, Paris, 1992, Knee Holes, 1992 (Carl Sandburg Literature award 1992).

Membership

With United States Army, 1953-1955. Member Author's Guild, Society Midland Authors (board directors), Society Children's Book Writers, Children's Reading Round Table Chicago M C.

Connections

Married Marilyn Glaser, May 27, 1956 (divorced November 1970). Children: Eliot M. (deceased), Iris Judith (deceased), Elise Beth. Married Kathleen Tucker, August 30, 1980.

father:
Samuel Brooks

mother:
Rose (Malina) Brooks

spouses:
Marilyn Glaser

Kathleen Tucker

children:
Eliot M. Brooks (deceased)

Iris Judith Brooks (deceased)

Elise Beth Brooks