Karen Kane is a children's book writer. Her first book, Charlie & Frog, was published in April 2018 by Disney Hyperion.
Praise for Charlie & Frog
A 2019 Edgar Award Nominated Book for "Best Juvenile" Mystery Writers of America announced that Charlie & Frog is a nominee for the 2019 Edgar Allan Poe Awards. These awards honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2018.
An Amazon Best Book of the Month "A smart and sensitive mystery full of heart and adventure. The short chapters of Charlie and Frog tell a big story of diversity and friendship that's perfect for readers discovering the power of middle grade stories." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor
A Politics & Prose Bookstore Children & Teen Department Summer 2018 Favorite Pick "Kane's debut, a light and engaging mystery, takes on added depth through its focus on the Deaf community. Charlie longs for kinship with others; intriguingly, it's through learning sign language that he finds friendship and connection." ―Publisher's Weekly
"The mystery here is entertaining, but what makes the book unique is its positive and thorough incorporation of deafness. Kane is a graduate of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and she seamlessly integrates American Sign Language (ASL) and deaf characters into the story, subtly reminding readers that these are capable, complete individuals. A worthy addition to mystery collections." ―Booklist
"An enjoyable read that artfully mixes adventure, heart, and cultural competence." ―Kirkus Reviews
“In addition to a fun-filled adventure, Kane's novel explores the difference between hearing and truly listening.”―School Library Journal