The author of the 2018 Young Readers One Book South Dakota, The Infamous Ratsos: Two Heads Are Better than One, Kara LaReau was born and raised in Connecticut. After receiving her MFA from Emerson College in Boston, she worked at Candlewick Press, Scholastic Press and her own creative consulting agency, Bluebird Works, editing award-winning titles by celebrated authors like Kate DiCamillo. LaReau also writes picture books and a middle-grade series, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters.
History, Tribal, Young ReadersTalking Leaves
Young ReadersAim for the Skies: Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith’s Race to Complete Amelia Earhart’s Quest
Non-Fiction, Young ReadersThe World Is Awake: A Celebration of Everyday Blessings
Illustrators, South Dakota Authors, Young ReadersThe Monster Who Ate the State