Irene Latham is the author of more than a dozen current and forthcoming books, including two novels for children: <i>Leaving Gee’s Bend</i> and <i>Don’t Feed the Boy</i>. Winner of the 2016 ILA Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award, her poetry books for children include <i>Dear Wandering Wildebeest</i>, <i>When the Sun Shines on Antarctica</i>, <i>Fresh Delicious</i> and <i>Can I Touch Your Hair?</i> (co-written with Charles Waters). Irene lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her family where she does her best to “live her poem” every single day by laughing, playing the cello, and walking in the woods.
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