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Author/Storytelling School/Library Visits

I have two published children's books, Sing Down the Rain (Kiva, 1997) and Read to Me/Vamos a leer (Star Bright, 2004).

Sing Down the Rain was written for students in third grade and up. When I visit a school with younger students, I share Read to Me and focus on storytelling with kindergarten through second grade and integrate storytelling into an author visit with students in third grade and above.

With all students, I share

  • my love of language;
  • stories from children's literature as well as family stories and historical biographies;
  • my writing history and writing process.

When I share Sing Down the Rain, I also

  • teach students about the Tohono O'odham and Sonoran Desert ecology;
  • answer students' questions about publishing;
  • show slides of Michael Chiago's paintings while reciting the poem;
  • and when appropriate, I invite students to practice and chorally read the text.

With enough advance notice, my storytelling/author visits can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your students.

Recent Author/Poet/Storytelling Visits:

  • Tucson Festival of Books (2014)
  • Tomás Rivera Elementary School (Family Literacy Night)
    Denton, Texas
  • Wilson Elementary School (4th Graders)
    Denton, Texas
  • "Blooming Poets" (1-12 Students and Families)
    Tucson Area Reading Council
  • Wright Elementary School (K-5)
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Hendricks Elementary School (6th Grades)
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Papago School (K-8)
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Faras, Stevenson, and Avenue "A" Elementary Schools (K-5)
    and Douglas High School (9-12)
    Douglas, Arizona
  • Barcelona School (K-8)
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Lyons and Hughes Elementary Schools (K-5)
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Dowa Yalanne School (K-5)
    Zuni, New Mexico
  • George Washington Carver Elementary (K-5)
    Yuma, Arizona
  • Stanfield Elementary School (K-8)
    Stanfield, Arizona
  • Dorothy Stinson Primary School (K-2)
    Safford, Arizona
  • Thornydale Elementary School (K-6)
    Tucson, Arizona

For more information, email me.

Last updated: 19 March 2014

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