Janet McDonald





Janet McDonald


Born
in Brooklyn (New York), The United States
August 10, 1953

Died
April 11, 2007


Janet McDonald was an American writer of young adult novels as well as the author of 'Project Girl', a memoir about her early life in the Brooklyn projects and struggle to achieve an Ivy League education. Her best known children's book is Spellbound, which tells the story of a teenaged mother who wins a spelling competition and a college scholarship. The book was named as the American Library Association's Best Book for Young Adults in 2002.

In addition to books, McDonald also wrote articles for publications such as Slate, including one in which she paid psychic Sylvia Browne $700 for a telephone reading. McDonald was a member of Mensa, the high IQ society.

After graduating from Vassar (1977), Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
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Spellbound

3.68 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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Project Girl

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Harlem Hustle

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Off-Color

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Chill Wind

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Twists and Turns

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Brother Hood

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Kingdom Of The Hittites

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