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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barbara Belford  

Pen Name: Bibi Belford

Genre: C:CHILD Fiction

Born: 1954 in Ann Arbor, Michigan


Illinois Connection

Belford grew up in Wheaton, Illinois, then lived in Aurora and Batavia for 33 years and just recently moved to Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barbara Belford graduated with a B.A. in English and an education minor from Westmont College in California, then completed a masters of Bilingual Literacy and an ESL endorsement at Northern Illinois University. She has been a teacher in District 131, East Aurora, for her entire career, as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and literacy coach.

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