Meet the Author

Kathryn Jones

Portrait of Kathryn Jones

Kathryn Jones lives in Dorchester, a neighborhood in Boston. She previously lived in Guyana, a country in South America. In addition to writing, she has worked at the Children's Museum in Boston and taught elementary school.

In Happy Birthday, Dr. King!, why does Kathryn Jones tell about Martin Luther King, Jr., through the modern-day story of a young boy? Discuss your thoughts with a friend.

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Other Books Written by Kathryn Jones

  • Carnival
    (co-written with Denise Burden-Patmon; illustrated by Reynold Ruffins)