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Carmen Oliver

Carmen Oliver is the author of many award-winning picture books for children including the most recent 2022 Writers League of Texas Children’s Picture Book award for Building an Orchestra of Hope: How Favio Chavez Taught Children to Make Music From Trash, a Junior Library Gold Standard. She’s also the author of A Voice for the Spirit Bears: How One Boy Inspired Millions to Save a Rare Animal, a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard, The Twilight Library, and the Bears Make the Best Buddies series (Reading, Writing, Math, Science).  In 2014, Carmen founded the Booking Biz, a boutique style agency that brings award-winning children’s authors and illustrators to schools, libraries, and special events. She also teaches writing at the Writing Barn and The Highlights Foundation and loves speaking at schools, conferences and festivals. She lives with her family outside of Austin, Texas.
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