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Mary Kay Carson

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Mary Kay Carson is an author of nonfiction books for young people. Her book, The Tornado Scientist, has been chosen as a 2021-22 Choose to Read Ohio selection and Alexander Graham Bell for Kids received a 2019 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. She’s written six titles in HMH’s acclaimed Scientists in the Field series, including Mission to Pluto, an Ohioana finalist and The Bat Scientists, an ALA’s 2011 Notable Children’s Books for Middle Readers. Carson also gives presentations at schools about nonfiction writing, bats, space, and other science and history topics.

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