If you would like me to visit your school or library, please contact me at Please see my School Visits page for topics and descriptions of my interactive, multimedia programs.

Coordinating with other schools and libraries in the area is a good way to share expenses. You can also piggy-back on other presentations that I’m making nearby; please see my upcoming Appearances, below. I also make Skype visits!

It was such a terrific event and my students and I thoroughly enjoyed it.” Rebecca Burton, Librarian, Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School

Upcoming Appearances (Public events are in bold):

* Queens College. May 23, 2017.

* Round Rock Public Library, Round Rock, TX. June 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. “You’re Never Too Little To Make a Difference”

National Book Festival, Washington, DC. September, 2, 2017. “Fault Lines in the Constitution” with Sanford Levinson

* Highlights Foundation, Honesdale, PA. October 19-22, 2017. “The Art of Biography” with Bethany Hegedus

* Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas. November 4-5, 2017. “The Youngest Marcher”

* Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, November 15, 2017. “Fault Lines in the Constitution” with Sanford Levinson

* National Council for the Social Studies, San Francisco. November 17-18, 2017. “The Constitution: It’s Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be” with Sanford Levinson

* National Council of Teachers of English, St. Louis, November 19, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.. “Mission Critical: Truth? Lies? How to Teach the Difference in Reading and Writing.”

* National Council of Teachers of English/ALAN, St. Louis, November 20, 2017. “Fault Lines in the Constitution” with Sanford Levinson


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Recent appearances for Watch Out for Flying Kids:

Here’s the video of my appearance with the Flying Kids at the National Book Festival!

In case you missed us at the International Literacy Association, here are videos of Shaina and Xavier Hughes and me at Left Bank Books and also of Flying Kids at the Convention Center in St. Louis.

And here I am at my launch in Austin:

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And with Flying Kids at the National Book Festival:

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At Aircraft Aerial Arts:

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With a future reader at the Toledo Jewish Book Festival: Greeting a future reader

I also made a presentation at the National Council for the Social Studies with the Teaching Tolerance program of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Our talk was called “Israel Comes to Ferguson: Anti-bias Classrooms and Circus Rings.”

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