New Orleans native Kathleen Schrenk received her BA in speech and language pathology from Louisiana State University and worked as a speech therapist and classroom teacher. Following Hurricane Katrina, Schrenk worked actively with volunteer groups to replant marsh grass in City Park and restore sand dunes on the coast. A founding member of NOLA City Bark dog park, Schrenk also serves on the Louisiana SPCA board and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
State Library, Fifth Floor Capitol View Room
Case of the Left-Hand Trombone
9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
The Case of the Left-Hand Trombone
The French Quarter Festival in New Orleans is just around the corner, and instruments of famous local musicians are disappearing! A detective has her nephew, with his pet pig, help gather clues. This odd pair visits many Quarter landmarks as they search for the culprit, in this chapter book perfect for junior sleuths.
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