Headline Kids, Education, Fiction
Karen Teel is a retired elementary school teacher, making her publishing debut with Robot Rhymes. Compiling lyrics from hip hop rhymes performed by her late son, Sam Harshbarger, she has created a tribute to his musical legacy. Karen lives with her husband in West Virginia.
Samuel Bridges Harshbarger (1980-2009), a lifelong West Virginian, studied at the University of Pittsburgh and the West Virginia University School of Journalism. While at WVU, he hosted a radio show for U92FM and became a regionally renowned hip hop artist, performing under the stage name of Meuwl. Robot Rhymes includes lyrics from songs he performed and sketches of his funkbot creatures and is a book he and his mother often spoke of creating.