Katie Gaultney

Katie is a senior correspondent for WORLD Radio. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism and Southern Methodist University. She previously worked in public relations, event planning, and speechwriting. Katie resides with her family in Dallas. Follow her on Twitter @gaultney.

Paths to endurance

Children’s Books | Middle-grade reads showcase renewal after difficulty
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 3/25/21, 03:26 pm

Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk: With the onset of the Great Depression, Ellie’s family loses everything and has to start anew in the rugged Maine wilderness. Ellie learns from the land, gathering honey and discovering carved wooden trinkets from a mysterious observer. Then Ellie’s family faces a crisis after an injury leaves her father lying comatose in the cabin they’d built.

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Beatrix and her books

Children’s Books of the Year | Picture Book of the Year: An engaging and whimsical picture book illuminates the life of a beloved children’s author
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 2/11/21, 11:52 am

WORLD’s Picture Book of the Year for 2020 is Saving the Countryside by Linda Elovitz Marshall, illustrated by Ilaria Urbinati (Little Bee Books).

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Another COVID-19 surge

Coronavirus | A Minnesota doctor says he and his colleagues are bracing for a tumultuous fall and winter with the coronavirus
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 11/10/20, 04:55 pm

On a typical day, Dr. Ben Daxon steps from 5 a.m. darkness into the unforgiving fluorescent glare of the Mayo Clinic intensive care unit. He doesn’t have to clock in until 6, but he likes to read up on his patients so he’s prepared with questions for the nursing staff. 

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