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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne & Monroe Counties Michigan

Local Educator Releases New Children’s Book

Karen Patterson

Karen Patterson, vice president of Volunteers and Humane Education at the Humane Society of Huron Valley Ann Arbor, has published her first children’s book, Harley Saves the Day.

      She says, “Empathy for others is not a skill that people are born with; rather it is something they develop through life experiences, role modeling and even from reading books! Harley Saves the Day encourages youth to not only see from the perspective of others, but also to see how their actions may impact others. It’s a cute and fun story that will help kids to think critically about how their words and actions may impact other people and animals.”

         Patterson holds a master’s degree in education specialization in humane education and is a certified humane education specialist. She is also a former elementary classroom teacher at Wayne Westland Schools with a Michigan elementary teacher certification.

 Signed copies are available for $12 (free shipping) at