Ann Rubino is the author of LeForestiere in Italian Women in Chicago, Peppino, Good as Bread, an intermediate-grade novel of World War II in Italy, and Peppino and the Streets of Gold about a post-war immigrant to inner city Chicago.
Her STEM award-winner, Emmet’s Storm, is set in 1880’s Iowa and features a boy teased by his peers about his obsession with all things scientific. In the historic Blizzard of 1888, his knowledge makes him a hero.
The second book in the Floyd County Chronicles series, Inga’s Amazing Ideas was released in late July 2018. The heroine, an immigrant off the Orphan Train, is adopted in 1880’s Iowa and causes consternation among the villagers with her practical use of her mechanical talents.
While teaching professionally, Ann won the OHAUS Award for innovations in science teaching; worked with the committee on the New Generation Science Standards; reviewed potential articles and published books for Science & Children magazine; and consulted for the Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago. She holds her MT(ASCP), B.A.Ed., and M.S. Ed. and an Endorsement in Gifted Education. Her last teaching assignment was as adjunct at Lewis University, training future teachers in methods of science teaching.
Now retired, she reviewed many children’s books for the Recommends division of Science & Children and continued her work on the review board.
Contact: 815-280-8504 (cell)