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General Information

Name:  Karen Duncan  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Non-Fiction

Born: in Tasmania, Australia


Illinois Connection

The author was previously a teacher and athletic director at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.

Biographical and Professional Information

Karen Duncan is a former track and field coach, Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director at The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. She was raised in Tasmania, which is the island state of Australia. She moved to Chicago in 1992 to live with her husband. She now lives in Virginiawhere she works at ''KaBOOM!,'' an organization dedicated to saving play. She is part of a mentoring program called ''Everybody Wins! DC''.

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