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Biography of Karen Lynn Williams

Karen Lynn Williams, along with Khadra Mohammed, is the co-author of Spirit of the Cheetah: A Somali Tale (January 2021). Julia Cairns painted the delicate and vibrant illustrations for the book. The story is a Somali coming-of-age tale about a boy who needs to win a race but who must first discover how to capture the spirit of that fastest running animal on the planet, the cheetah, in order to accomplish his goal.

Karen Lynn Williams is a teacher, writing instructor, and award-winning children’s book author. She has been writing for over 35 years and has published 15 books for children.

Karen worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, Africa, which is the setting for When Africa Was Home (Booklist Editors’ Choice). She also lived and worked in Haiti, the setting for her highly acclaimed books Circles of Hope (Skipping Stones Honor Award) and Tap-Tap (Junior Library Guild Selection). In Pittsburgh she volunteered with the Pittsburgh Refugee Center and helped to settle refugees from Somalia.

She is also the author of Galimoto, which was selected as a Reading Rainbow Featured Book and was one of the New York Times Top Ten Books of the Year.

Ms. Williams has also been an instructor in writing programs at Seton Hill University and Chatham University and the Institute for Children’s Literature.

After spending 7 years on the Navajo reservation in Arizona, Karen has recently returned to Pittsburgh, where she lives with her husband and has four children and six grandchildren.

Books/DVDs containing the work of Karen Lynn Williams

Wisdom Tale books by Karen Lynn Williams

  • Spirit of the Cheetah: A Somali Tale, co-authored by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed, illustrated by Julia Cairns

Online Resources about Karen Lynn Williams

Readers can learn more about author Karen Lynn Williams and her work on her website
Click here to read an author interview with both Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed about writing and about their joint book Four Feet, Two Sandals.

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