Blue Jay Girl

By Sylvia Ross; Sylvia Ross (Illustrator)
(Heyday Books, Hardcover, 9781597141277, 41pp.)

Publication Date: April 2010

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About the Author
Sylvia Ross is the author/illustrator of BLUE JAY GIRL and LION SINGER, books for children. Her short stories and poems have been included in a number of anthologies, and her work has frequently been included in "News from Native California," an award winning magazine. Her first novel, ACTS OF KINDNESS, ACTS OF CONTRITION was a finalist for the James D. Houston Award in 2011. Ross has also published a book of drawings, poems and short stories titled ACORNS AND ABALONE. She is the author of the historical crime novel, ILSA ROHE, published under the name Stephenson Ross. Sylvia Ross, an Oregon Trail descendant on both sides of her family, is listed on the 1950 California State Indian Roll as Chukchansi Yokuts through her maternal lineage. The character, Merab McCreary, is loosely based on the early life of her great grandmother. Ross was born and raised in Southern California where she attended parochial schools. After graduation, she worked as a cell painter for Walt Disney Productions in Burbank. After marrying and moving to the Central Valley, she earned an honors degree from Fresno State University and worked as a teacher at the elementary school that children from the Tule River Indian Reservation attended. She and her husband currently live in Exeter, California.

Sylvia Ross is the author/illustrator of BLUE JAY GIRL and LION SINGER, books for children. Her short stories and poems have been included in a number of anthologies, and her work has frequently been included in "News from Native California," an award winning magazine. Her first novel, ACTS OF KINDNESS, ACTS OF CONTRITION was a finalist for the James D. Houston Award in 2011. Ross has also published a book of drawings, poems and short stories titled ACORNS AND ABALONE. She is the author of the historical crime novel, ILSA ROHE, published under the name Stephenson Ross. Sylvia Ross, an Oregon Trail descendant on both sides of her family, is listed on the 1950 California State Indian Roll as Chukchansi Yokuts through her maternal lineage. The character, Merab McCreary, is loosely based on the early life of her great grandmother. Ross was born and raised in Southern California where she attended parochial schools. After graduation, she worked as a cell painter for Walt Disney Productions in Burbank. After marrying and moving to the Central Valley, she earned an honors degree from Fresno State University and worked as a teacher at the elementary school that children from the Tule River Indian Reservation attended. She and her husband currently live in Exeter, California.
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