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Tara V. Thompson

Following conversations with various children in her life, Tara V. Thompson realized that many multiracial children did not have the chance to read about characters resembling themselves, thus inspiring her to write children’s books featuring diverse characters. Her graduate work and academic publications focused on multicultural literature, performance, and identity.

Born in Georgia, Tara has lived all over the South, which serves as an inspiration for her writings. In her free time, she loves spending time outdoors and traveling. Whether it’s a new trail, restaurant, or town to visit, Tara is always ready for an adventure.

Tara’s first book is titled Morgan Otter Saves the Sea Turtles, and was released November 8th, 2016.