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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kathi Baron  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Fairbanks, Alaska

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Illinois Connection

Baron lives in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kathi Baron was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, grew up in Orrville, Ohio. She earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College, an MS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BS in Occupational Therapy from Ohio State University.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 1934813087

WestSide Books. 2009

Teen violin prodigy Cassie has been tiptoeing around her father, whose moods have become increasingly explosive. After he destroys her beloved and valuable violin, Cassie, shocked, runs away, eventually seeking refuge in a homeless shelter. She later learns that her father, a former violinist, was physically beaten as a child by her grandfather, a painful secret he's kept hidden from his family, and the cause of his violent outbursts. With all of their lives shattered in some way, Cassie's family must struggle to repair their broken relationships. As Cassie moves forward, she ultimately finds a way to help others, having developed compassion through her own painful experiences. Written in lyrical prose, Shattered tells the moving story of how one girl finds inner strength through music.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Baron is available to do school visits and presentations for adults.