Frequently asked questions about school visits
What can I expect on a school visit?
My program is flexible, but usually takes an hour, and includes a talk about me and my books, a short reading, a writing game, and a Q&A session. I have prizes and giveaways, and I sign books, too.
What age group is your program right for?
I have written everything from picture books to novels suitable for elementary and middle schoolers. I will happily visit with students in grades K-8.
Will you travel for school visits?
Yes! I love to meet students all over the world.
How do I order your books for school visits?
You have a few options for ordering books. Click here for more information.
Do you do Skype sessions?
I do! Click here for more information.
What are your rates and availability?
For more information about having me come to your school, please contact me at email@example.com.
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Thomasine Mastrantoni / Library Media Specialist, Samuel J. Preston Elementary / West Harrison, NY
We were thrilled to host an author visit with Lisa Graff for our 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-graders. Lisa instantly created an environment of learning, exploration and discussion with our students. A true testament to an author’s ability to build readers, my students wanted to stay longer, join her for lunch, and most importantly, read more of her books. I can't keep my library copies on the shelves.
Debby Smith / 5th Grade Teacher, Sunrise Elementary School / Aurora, CO
Few books have captivated my entire class the way A Tangle of Knots did. The only thing better than the book itself was meeting author Lisa Graff through an engaging Skype session. Ms. Graff answered every single question about her life as a writer, the process of writing the book, and even her own childhood. Several students mentioned that they appreciated how she seemed genuinely interested in them and the questions they had. One student exclaimed, "I was right there with an author!" As a teacher, there is nothing that makes me happier than seeing my kids inspired to read and write. Skyping with Lisa Graff gave 27 fifth graders that gift.
Tips and Tricks
Inviting an author to your school for the first time? For more information about hosting a memorable author event, check out these tips and tricks.
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