We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Kara LaReau! Kara writes to us about the time she proudly handed in a report on Marian Anderson for Black History Month and got in trouble for using a good word.
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Kara LaReau was born and raised in Connecticut. After receiving her Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, she worked as an editor at Candlewick Press and at Scholastic Press, and via her own creative consulting firm, Bluebird Works. Kara has two new series: The Infamous Ratsos, chapter books illustrated by Matt Myers, and The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters, a middle grade trilogy illustrated by Jen Hill. She is also the author of Ugly Fish, and Otto: The Boy Who Loved Cars, both illustrated by Scott Magoon; and No Slurping, No Burping!: A Tale of Table Manners, illustrated by Lorelay Bové. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her husband, son, and cat.