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Kurtis Scaletta

About Kurtis Scaletta

Kurtis Scaletta is the author of four middle-grade novels and teaches at the Loft Literary Center. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and son.

Beverly Cleary and the Art of Growing Up

Like my own home street, I took Klickitat Street for granted until I had been gone for a long time and returned. I recently re-read the Ramona series and realized how many scenes had wormed their way into my memory and become indistinguishable from my own experiences. The paper-bag owl, Grandma Quimby’s proverbs, the dawnzer, […]