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Kate Messner

USA flag (b.1970)

Kate Messner grew up in Medina, a small town in Western New York. She graduated from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Communication with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a television news producer and reporter in Syracuse, NY and then Burlington, VT, before going back to school to get a teaching degree.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy

Non fiction
Kate Messner recommends
P.S. I Miss You (2018)
Jen Petro-Roy
"A heartbreaking but empowering story that's impossible to forget. . . . Readers will love Evie's smart, funny voice and will recognize themselves in her worries, her questions, and her hopes."
Caterpillar Summer (2019)
Gillian McDunn
"I could almost smell the ocean air as I read Gillian McDunn's Caterpillar Summer. What a beautiful story of family, forgiveness, life on an island, and growing up."
Of a Feather (2021)
Dayna Lorentz
"I love this story of falconry, family, and finding your way in a big, scary world. Reenie and Rufus absolutely stole my heart!"
Ophie's Ghosts (2021)
Justina Ireland
"Haunting, suspenseful, and steeped in the very real ghosts of injustice in America, Ophie’s Ghosts is a brilliant page-turner of a mystery. I couldn’t put it down, and Ophie’s courage and compassion make her a character I’ll never forget."
A Soft Place to Land (2021)
Janae Marks
"Readers will find hope in Joy's fierce dedication to her friends."

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