Welcome Book Clubs!

Here, you'll find everything you might need to host the perfect book club meeting for The Monsters We Make. 

Click here to download and print the Reading Group Guide.

Click here to read Kali's Crime Reads essay "Faces on the Milk Cartons: The Lost Boys of Des Moines" on how she wrote The Monsters We Make.

Click here to see Kali's inspirational book, film, and musics lists while writing The Monsters We Make.

Click here to read the first chapter of the book!

Click here to contact Kali about visiting with your book club! In person (within 1 hour driving distance), by Skype, Google, Zoom, FaceTime, or telephone!

The Monsters We Make Photo Research Gallery

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Red Wagon
Three Missing Des Moines Boys
Original Milk Carton
HOPE Application

2019 Kali White VanBaale

Original Milk Carton

The missing faces on milk cartons originated at Anderson Erickson Dairy in Des Moines in August 1984 with pictures of Johnny and Eugene.