Nebraska Authors

Jimmie Miller Johnson

The author is a published poet and has self-published several children's books. She has noted her interest in the way books help children face challenges. She has taught in the Omaha Public Schools, in the Sacramento, California Public Schools, and late in her career turned to a more adventurous design of teaching abroad in Defense Department schools in Japan and Germany.

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Poetry


Children's Fiction; Bibliotherapy; African-American Authors


BA in Elementary Education, University of Nebraska-Omaha
MA in Education, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA



Places Worked

Longtime Staff Development Specialist at Sacramento Unified School District, Sacramento, CA
Defense Department Schools (Japan and Germany)


University of California‑Davis A3WP Writing Fellow
Sacramento State University California Literature Project Fellow


Growing Up Is Not an Option: Poems and Short Stories about Life’s Inevitable Changes. 2016.
Somewhere Else. 2017.

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