Cathy Camper
Photo Credit: Jayson Colomby

Cathy Camper is the author of Lowriders in Space, Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, Lowriders Blast from the Past, and Lowriders to the Rescue, (May 2022) all from Chronicle Books. She won the 2022 CSD Lampman Award, for her significant contribution to the children of Oregon as both a librarian and an author.  Her picture book Ten Ways to Hear Snow (Dial/Penguin/Kokila) is the winner of the 2021 Burr/Worzalla Award, for Wisconsin Children’s books, and was selected to be included in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Kokila also published a Spanish edition of the book in November 2022. Her 2022 picture book Arab Arab All Year Long (Candlewick), won the Arab American Book Award for Children in 2023. She also wrote Bugs Before Time: Prehistoric Insects and Their Relatives (Simon & Schuster). Her zines include Sugar Needle and The Lou Reeder, and she’s a founding member of the Portland Women of Color zine collective. An Arab American, Cathy is a former board member of the Arab literary journal Mizna. Cathy is a librarian and lives in Portland, Oregon. Cathy is represented by Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

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