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About Nancy Johnson James
Nancy Johnson James is a writer and educator. She has an MFA from St. Mary's College of CA and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her Education Specialist Credential was earned at the California State University - Sacramento. She is particularly interested in producing children's literature that nurtures creativity, deep thought, environmental consciousness and self-esteem. Her poetry has been featured in several publications and she has been a contributor to curriculum for elementary and secondary students.
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