author visits

Having an author visit your school or organization is a great way to get kids excited about reading and is an incredible opportunity to connect young readers with the person and process behind the books.

Great for: Schools, Churches, Daycares, Libraries, and various community events.

Representation Matters in both the books young leaders read, and the images of the storytellers who write them. When children see themselves in the ordinary and extraordinary, they realize that anything is possible.

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  • Encourages interest in reading and writing 

  • Tailored to grade level

  • Bulk book discount

before you book

1. Think about the type of event you're planning; consider the number of presentations, age and size of audience, as well as the venue. 

2. Choose a date. Please at least three specific date options.

after you book

1. Share details about the author and their books with students through library book talks, classroom story time, and in-class or extracurricular book discussions.

2. Help students prepare questions to ask the author during any planned open discussion time.

3. Consider having students create visual or dramatic displays by dressing as characters from the book.

4. Consider having students create collages representing scenes from the book.

5. Outline the character's journey on a map or timeline.

6. Consider creating welcome posters featuring characters from one or more of the author's books.