Tiara Schwarze-Taufiq is seven years old and lives in Apple Valley, Minnesota with her parents, brother and two cats, Willy and Bear. Tiara has enjoyed reading books, especially non-fiction and adventure, since she was five and a half years old. She has been an active participant of Young Scholars, the local school districtís program for the gifted. Tiaraís dream is to become an animal rescuer or vet. In her free time she loves spending time with her family and cats. She also likes to read, play interactive games on Kinect and surf the internet.