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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Kami Kinard

Kami Kinard is the author of The Boy Problem: Notes and Predictions of Tabitha Reddy (Scholastic 2014) and The Boy Project: Notes and Observations of Kara McAllister, (Scholastic 2012). Kinard used duct tape to create her dot in homage to her character Kara McAllister, whose creativity with duct tape helps her resolve conflicts in The Boy Project. The patterning on the tape reflect the cupcake, mustache and skateboard themes from The Boy Problem. A former educator, Kinard co-founded Kidlit Summer School www.nerdychickswrite.com.  

You can find out more about her on her website www.kamikinard.com  and by following her on Twitter https://twitter.com/kamikinard.


  1. Kami, this dot is BRILLIANT! I missed so many of these, thinking only the ones I got emailed about are all that posted. I'm SO glad I didn't miss this! And I'm amazed you found duct tape with all those patterns lol I thought they only came in solid colors! You afford SO many kinds of education, even for duct tape variety :D Love the trailer, too! Yay for DOT DAY! :D

  2. Thank you so much! It was fun to make. I had to put a strip of paper on the back of each piece of tape to keep it from sticking to itself. :)

  3. Kami,
    Clever, loopy DOT.
    Thrilled to see this here & if you have time, look up the Sept. 6, 2014, dot.

    (your student this summer)

  4. Thanks Jan! I saw that beautiful organic dot. It is hard for me to resist anything with shells!