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10 Fun Facts

  • I'm a transracial adoptee from Korea and I grew up in Washington, DC. 

  • I'm a proud queer, Jewish, woman. 

  • I'm a classroom teacher at heart and I've taught K-6th grades. I've also worked in schools as a librarian and as a DEI coordinator. 

  • I'm still pinching myself that I'm an author because I didn't get the best grades as a kid and mistakenly believed that you had to get straight A's to become a writer. 

  • I like to look at problems in the world and write books that I think would help solve them. 

  • I also founded Teach & Transform, an antibias & antiracist consultancy and facilitation company.

  • I love watching scary movies and reading scary stories! 

  • I have the best partner in the world, and we have two pet bunnies named Epiphany and Blu. 

  • I grew up fly fishing, and it's still one of my favorite activities. 

  • I really really really dislike large birds. They creep me out. 

Liz Kleinrock (she/her) is a Korean-American, queer, Jewish, antibias and antiracist author, educator of both children and adults, and creates curriculum for K-12 students, specializing in designing inquiry based units of study. In addition to her work as a classroom teacher, Liz also works with schools and companies to facilitate learning for adults that supports antibias and antiracist practices. In 2018, Liz received the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2019 delivered her TED Talk, “How to teach kids to talk about taboo topics." In the spring of 2021, Liz released her first book, Start Here, Start Now: A Guide to Antibias and Antiracist Work in Your School Community with Heinemann Publishing, and is excited to announce the publication of four upcoming children's books with HarperCollins. She currently teaches and resides in Washington DC with her partner and two bunnies.

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