Nebraska Authors

Barbara Freeman

Born 1948 Kansas City, MO (USA)

Freeman is a retired Omaha Public Schools elementary counselor. Her books extend her efforts to help children, especially African-American girls, over come hardships and build positive self-images. See the profile by Omaha World Herald columnist Janice Gilmore (June 11, 2018), "Retired Omaha school counselor writes children’s book aimed at boosting girls’ self-esteem."

Author Of

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Counseling; Racial and Gender Issues; African-American Authors; Youth Fiction


BS in Elementary Education, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Masters in Guidance Counseling, University of Nebraska-Omaha


Readers Favorite Professional Review, five star review.
Acceptance into the Omaha Public Schools Elementary School library list.
2018 Moonbeam Awards Silver Medal for Mind,Body,Spirit/Self Esteem for Mirror, Mirror.


Nebraska Writers Guild
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Salem Prayer Partners


Sugar, A Princess Pit Bull Finds Her Family. 2014.
Super Smart Sugar. 2015.
Mirror, Mirror. 2018.
Black History: Tina and Gina Discover Twelve People of Color. 2021.

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