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Patricia Polacco

Born: Jul 11, 1944

Birthplace: Lansing

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Patricia Polacco

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1944
Birth Place : Lansing

Patricia Barber Polacco is an American author and illustrator. 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 school teacher 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. She also wrote such books as Mr. Lincoln's Way and The Lemonade Club.


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Illustrator

Awards Won

  • Michigan Author Award
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