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About Beth Kara

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Meet Beth Kara

Dr. Beth Kara Dawkins is a Professor of Early Childhood Education in Charlotte, North Carolina. A graduate of the Bachelor’s Program in Education at UNC-Charlotte, the Master’s Program in Education at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and the Doctoral Program in Education at UNC-Chapel (Go Heels!), she has devoted her professional career to supporting the education and literacy development of young children worldwide.

Beth Kara is the author of Good Afternoon, Miredita, a bilingual children’s book in English and Albanian, written and published during a summer internship in the country of Albania. Her most recent children’s book, Mommy, Am I Pretty?, highlights the importance of representation for young black girls, and the inclusion of different groups of individuals in school, media, and literature, etc.

Beth Kara enjoys writing books for children and wants boys and girls around the world to know they are beautiful and loved.

“I am very thankful to the host of friends and family members who have supported my journey as an author and book publisher. Special recognition is due to my parents, James and Tinnie Dawkins, my two sisters, Drs. Rowena and Artina Dawkins, and my husband, “Moe,” who have given unending support and encouragement along the way. And lastly, I want to recognize my wonderful son, Cameron, who has been an inspiration since day one.”

Pic of me and Cam at Vendor Event