I'm so happy you are interested in having me come visit your community.
My presentation is best suited for children preschool through fifth grade. I share stories about being different and address acceptance and diversity using interactive games and discussion. I use PowerPoint to read Everybody Has Something, stopping to talk a little about the kids on each page. Most kids haven't been able to stare at kids who look different than they look, so a lot of learning takes place here. I tie it all together with a slideshow presentation to music and end with questions and comments from the kids. I usually get a lot of "I have..." comments. It becomes a safe environment to share feelings.
I also am able to incorporate the self-publishing process and show examples of my early book drafts and pictures.
My presentation usually lasts about 45 minutes and I'm willing to do up to three in a day. Right now I'm able to visit communities at the cost of $450 each day (up to three presentations) plus travel cost and accommodations (nothing fancy, a motel-six works for me).
I am very up-beat, energetic and enjoyable to listen to. Sometimes teachers have to sit through my presentation several times with different groups, and they often comment that they "enjoyed it every time".
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I look forward to meeting you.