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KATHRYN OTOSHI is an award-winning author/illustrator and national and international speaker, best known for her character-building number/color book series: ZERO (about finding value in one's self and others), ONE (an anti-bullying book introducing concepts of acceptance, understanding and standing up to make a difference) and TWO (about friendship and conflict resolution). Created to inspire and empower children everywhere to help themselves and others achieve their dreams, Otoshi's upcoming book, Beautiful Hands, is due out in the fall of 2015. Illustrated by Otoshi and co-authored in collaboration with Bret Baumgarten, Beautiful Hands is based on the question Baumgarten posed to his children every morning, "What will your beautiful hands do today?"

Otoshi travels across the country to encourage children to develop strong character assets and to help teachers find creative methods to engage and connect with their students through the power of reading, art, and literature.
(May 2015)

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