Next Letter for Kids: Kaela Rivera

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Our next Letter for Kids comes from author Kaela Rivera! Kaela sends us a letter is full of adventure, taking readers through how to eat a cactus, the magic of stargazing, and even an unexpected visit from a skunk!

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Kaela Rivera was raised to believe in will-o’-the-wisps and el chupacabra, but even ghost stories couldn’t stop her from reading in the isolated treetops, caves, and creeks of Tennessee’s Appalachian forests. She still believes in the folktales of her Mexican American and British parents, but now she writes about them from the adventure-filled mountains of the Wild West. When she’s not crafting stories, she’s using her English degree from BYU–I as an editor for a marketing company (or secretly doodling her characters in the margins of her notebook). Her biggest hope is to highlight and explore the beauty of cultural differences—and how sharing those differences can bring us all closer.

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Photograph of Kaela Rivera courtesy of Kaela Rivera.