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Karla Clark

Karla Clark

Author of You Be Mommy (Macmillan), You Be Daddy (Macmillan), and Three Ways to Be Brave (Penguin Workshop)

Picture Book Writer

Karla Clark is the author of the picture books You Be Mommy (Macmillan), a rhyming story in which a tuckered-out mother asks her child to “be mommy” at bedtime, the sequel You Be Daddy (Macmillan, 2021), and Three Ways to Be Brave (Penguin Workshop, 2021), a three-story collection on bravery. Clark has made over 100 visits to local women’s book clubs to promote her work and is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Rockford Arts Council, and the Chicago Writers’ Association. She lives in Rockford, Illinois, with her husband and adult autistic son.


You Be Mommy

You Be Mommy

Published on March 30th, 2020 with Macmillan

You Be Daddy

Published on April 27th, 2021 with Macmillan

Three Ways to Be Brave

Published on September 28th, 2021 with Penguin Workshop

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