Kathi Appelt

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Kathi Appelt
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Born 1954
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Occupation Writer, writing teacher
Period 1990s–present
Genres Children's literature, picture books, non-fiction


Kathi Appelt is an American children's writer and writing teacher.


Kathi Appelt was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and grew up in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University and lives in College Station, Texas.

Appelt is the author of more than 30 books. She writes novels, picture books, poetry, and nonfiction for children and young adults. She has won numerous awards for her writing, among them the PEN USA award.[citation needed] Her first novel, The Underneath, was a National Book Award finalist and was awarded the Newbery Honor in 2008. Her books have been translated into several languages: Spanish, Chinese,French and Swedish.[citation needed]

Her papers are held at the University of Southern Mississippi.[1]


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