Kathryn Otoshi

Kathryn Otoshi is an acclaimed author, illustrator, and speaker, best known for her character-building book series Zero, One (E. B. White Read Aloud Honor and Teachers’ Choice Award), and Two. She encourages kids to develop strong character assets and collaborates with educators and organizations to engage students through art and reading. Her latest books— Lunch Every Day and Calling the Wind –make important statements about the power of hope and building community.

Upcoming Workshops with Kathryn Otoshi

Workshops for Writers & Illustrators

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> In-Person
> On-Demand (Self-Paced Online)

New to the Highlights Foundation? Try these:

The Crash Course | The Whole Novel Workshop | Summer Camp


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Our campus (The Barn at Boyds Mills) is tucked away in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  It's a few hours from both New York City and Philadelphia, but worlds away from everyday life.

Line drawing of the Barn at Boyds Mills

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Equity & Inclusion in Kidlit

The Highlights Foundation positively impacts children by amplifying the voices of storytellers who inform, educate, and inspire children to become their best selves.  Learn more about our impact.

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