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Kathryn Hast

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Kathryn Hast has a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in writing and a Master’s degree in Education. She is from York, Pennsylvania, and she lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her husband and two children. She has one dog named after a Beatles song, and one that barks at the television. Otis Grows is her first published work of fiction, and her next book Batty Betty is forthcoming.

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Hi Tammy!

Yes, copies are out and available, and we just issued a giveaway for fifteen signed editions here on Goodreads. Throw your hat in!

As for your Celebrate Diversity! book, I think that's great. Yes, Otis Grows certainly shines a light on how cultures can sometimes clash. It's couched in a bit of a bizarre premise (that an onion could be the son of a chicken and a flower) but my hope is that parents and kids can get past the "genetics" and find some things to talk about. A recent interview I did with The Corner on Character addresses that:

http://corneroncharacter.blogspot.com...

Glad to be your first GR friend. Congratulations on your first publication. Looking forward to your May release!

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10 Books on Bullying Every Family Must Have

Happy October.

Amidst the pumpkin lattes and fall foliage, and--yes, Domestic Violence Awareness Month--it is also Bullying Awareness Month.

We were honored recently to make a Top Ten list for books families should own about bullying.

This world seems crazier by the minute, but I think we can all find some hope in reading to our children.

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“Otis Grows is a kid’s book that looks at adult problems. It playfully engages us all to consider: what’s tough, what’s inherent, but most of all, what’s possible.”
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“Otis Grows is a kid’s book that looks at adult problems. It playfully engages us all to consider: what’s tough, what’s inherent, but most of all, what’s possible.”
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