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RPCV Writer Dorothea Jensen (Brazil)

RPCV Writer Dorothea Jensen (Brazil)

RPCV author Dorothea Johnson Jensen (Brazil 1969-70) was born in Boston. As a child, she moved to Chillicothe, Illinois. Jensen majored in English Literature (Carleton College) and earned an M.A. in Education (University of New Mexico). She lives now in Contoocook, New Hampshire. Her brother, Paul C. Johnson, was a PCV in Ghana in 1968-70.  Her son, Nathaniel Jensen, was a PCV in Estonia, and her daughter, Louisa Wood, was a PCV in China. She and her husband (also an RPCV Brazil 1969-70) ) have lived all over the United States, as well as in The Netherlands. Jensen’s first historical novel for young readers, The Riddle of Penncroft Farm, was named an International Reading Association Teachers’ Choices Selection soon after publication. It is used in classrooms throughout the U.S. as an enrichment resource for studying the American Revolution. Jensen’s second historical novel for young readers, A Buss from Lafayette, was released . . .

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