Irene Latham

Irene Latham is a poet and novelist who lives and writes in Birmingham, Alabama. Her debut novel Leaving Gee's Bend was named a Bank Street College Best Book, a SIBA finalist, a Crystal Kite Finalist and ALLA's Children's Book of the Year. As a child she dreamed of being a zoo veterinarian and even trained as a teenage zoo volunteer. All it took was observing one surgery to convince her that perhaps she'd better just write about the animals instead.


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Don't Feed the Boy

Irene Latham, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
Square Fish

No kid knows more about zoo life than Whit. That’s because he sleeps, eats, and even attends home-school at the Meadowbrook Zoo. It’s one of the perks of...


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