Kenneth Kraegel, from Shapes to Vegetables to King Arthur

As we look ahead to spring, MRA is moving its annual conference online during the weekend of March 12 to 14, 2021. One of our featured speakers is Kenneth Kraegel, the author and illustrator of books for children.

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His titles include, This is a Book of Shapes, Wild Honey from the Moon, Green Pants, The Song of Delphine, and King Arthur’s Very Great Grandson.

His works have won awards from the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews, The New York Public Library, and The Chicago Public Library.

Kenneth is a self-taught illustrator who enjoys talking with students about art, writing and reading. He is a newly trained tutor (using the Orton-Gillingham approach) for students with reading difficulties.

Before making picture books, Kenneth volunteered at an agriculture school in Honduras, helped refugees find jobs and furniture in Chicago, volunteered with an NGO in Uganda, was a general laborer on a construction site in Wyoming, and worked on vegetable farms in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio.  He now lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his family. 

Check out his website or follow him on Instagram.

Check out his short book trailer for Green Pants.

The Michigan Reading Association welcomes all members — those who are new as well as whose memberships may have lapsed — to promote literacy by renewing your membership. To update your membership for the low price of $35, click here .

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