Caron Levis


Caron Levis (MFA; LMSW) is the author of several picture books including Stop That Yawn! (Atheneum), May I Have A Word? (FSG), and the award winning Ida, Always (Atheneum) which the New York Times called, “an example of children’s books at their best.” Caron currently teaches and advises in The New School’s Writing for Children/YA MFA program, works as a grief counselor, and sometimes officiates weddings. She loves using drama and writing to explore social, emotional, and literacy skills with kids of all ages through her author workshops. She would like to learn calligraphy, more about turtles, and how to do a back-flip. Visit her at

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Charles Santoso
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  • For Clare and for Charles, true talents in the heart of friendship. And with gratitude to all my moons.
    This Way, Charlie

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