Patricia Polacco

Writer, Author

1944 –

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Who is Patricia Polacco?

Patricia Barber Polacco is the author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children.

She struggled in school because she was unable to read until age 14 due to dyslexia; she found relief by expressing herself through art. Polacco endured teasing and hid her disability until a schoolteacher recognized that she could not read and began to help her. Her book Thank You, Mr. Falker is Polacco's retelling of this encounter and its outcome.

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Born
Jul 11, 1944
Lansing
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Monash University
Lived in
  • Oakland

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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