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Taha, Karen T(erry) 1942-

TAHA, Karen T(erry) 1942-


Born January 10, 1942, in Mena AR; daughter of Alvin R. (a banker) and Catherine C. (an office manager) Terry; married Hamdy A. Taha (a university professor); children: Tarek, Sharif, Maisa. Education: Arizona State University, B.A., 1963; University of Oklahoma, M.A., 1970; University of Arkansas, M.A., 1981. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, hiking, music, traveling.


Home 406 Lake Road, Springdale, AR 72764.


Educator, 1963-66; library media specialist, Springdale, AR, 1981-95; critique service provider, Springdale, 1995-2002.


Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.


Name That Book!: Questions and Answers on Outstanding Children's Books, Scarecrow Press (Metuchen, NJ), 1986.

A Gift for Tía Rosa, Dillon Press (Minneapolis, MN), 1986.

Marshmallow Muscles, Banana Brainstorms, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (San Diego, CA), 1988.

Hotdog on TV, Dial Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 2005.

Work in Progress

A picture book, America Flies, and two middle-grade novels.


Karen T. Taha told Something about the Author: "If you love to write, WRITE! But if you want to publish what you write, study the craft, take writing classes, go to workshops and conferences, read how-to books and magazines, study writing you admire. Read jillions of whatever type of book you aspire to write. And, above all, ignore the naysayers and don't give up!"

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