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Carmen Bogan

Photograph by Natalie Kingwood

About The Author

Carmen Bogan is a children’s author, publisher, and consultant to non-profit organizations. Her picture book Where’s Rodney?, illustrated by award-winning artist Floyd Cooper, was a Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year and a Junior Library Guild selection, and received starred reviews from Booklist and Kirkus Reviews. Carmen is a member of the Oakland Literacy Coalition and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and she is a board member of Arts for Oakland Kids. An alumna of Stanford University and the University of California, Los Angeles, the mother of two adult daughters lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, Willie. Visit her online at

Books by Carmen Bogan