Jody Fickes Shapiro Biography
Jody was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 25, 1940. 
1958-1961 Attended University of Michigan and graduated from Wayne State University as a school librarian. 
1964 Peabody College in Nashville with a Masters in Library Science
1964 Librarian, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
1966- Children's Librarian, Glendora, California
(Full time and then part time until 1978)
1979 Founded Adventures for Kids, a bookstore devoted to bringing children and books together. Bookstore was award the Lucile Micheels Pannell Award for Excellence in Children's Programming and also the Charles S. Haslam Award for Excellence in Bookselling. Other awards include the California Reading Association's Celebrate Literacy Award.
2006 Adventures for Kids sold to Barbara O'Grady
2006- Currently, I am waiting to hear from my publisher on a middle grade novel I have co-authored with my stepdaughter Elizabeth Shapiro,  It is set in El Salvador where Liz was a Peace Corps Volunteer for over two years.  Also I am working on two other books for middle grade. 
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