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.
Young ReadersThe March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power
South Dakota Authors, Tribal, Young ReadersIn the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
Writers Support, Young ReadersThe Girl with More than One Heart
South Dakota Authors, Young ReadersLong-armed Ludy and the First Women's Olympics