Vermont Humanities

About the Book and the Author

Teenaged boy in blue jacket with black hair with a large brown dog by a fire in the woods
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Ken Cadow, a white middle aged man with salt and pepper hair, wearing a light gray T-shirt and standing in front of an evergreen tree

Kenneth M. Cadow is an educator and writer who lives in Pompanoosuc, Vermont. Gather is his first young adult novel. He is currently coprincipal of Oxbow High School in Bradford, helping to oversee around 400 students.

About this book, he says, “In my teaching career, I have encountered dozens upon dozens of stories like Ian’s: kids whose spirits are threatened to be crushed by societal disregard. The kids who are able to pull through by the ingenuity of their skill set and the strength of their character, as well as the care of their larger communities, are some of the strongest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.”

Cadow is the father of three remarkable adults and lives with his wife and their dog, Quinnie.

e-books and Audio books

Gather is available as an e-book through the ListenUp! Vermont catalog, the digital lending library used by over 170 public and school libraries statewide. Patrons of any of these libraries may check out this book (in addition to thousands of other titles!) through your library’s website or at

The book will be released as an audiobook in late April, 2024.

Talking Books and Large Print Format

The Vermont Department of Libraries operates The ABLE Library, a free talking book and braille library service. Patrons of this library service may access a wide variety of library materials.

Gather is available in digital talking books format (the number is DB116996).

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Vermont Humanities*** April 3, 2024