Karen Latchana Kenney

About the Author

Karen Latchana Kenney is an Indian-Irish children’s author, born in Guyana and raised in Minnesota. She, too, was once afraid of the snow, but now she sees its quiet beauty on her walks in the woods. Karen writes fiction and nonfiction stories for kids and adults about immigrant and biracial experiences, science, and history. Snow Steps is her first picture book. Please visit her online at http://www.karenlatchanakenney.com.

Irina Avgustinovich grew up in Belarus, where she began her illustration career and started a family of her own. In 2022, her family moved to Portugal—a move which, like the story in Snow Steps, came with significant cultural change. In Irina’s case, her move created a deep longing for snow that no longer falls like it did in Belarus! Despite the challenges, Irina and her family continue to learn about and appreciate the joy of the Portuguese way of life.

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