I have lots of experience talking to young students, both as an experienced picture book author speaker and as a credentialed teacher of Language Arts and writing workshops. I've also been a long-time docent for school groups at The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.
My 30-45 minute presentations are interactive, engaging, educational, and fun! I can also include and lead art projects tied to the books.
By zoon or in person, I speak at schools (from individual classrooms to school assemblies), bookstores, libraries and book groups.
I will customize my presentation and activities for your group. I love visiting groups and sharing my experiences about writing books!
Jeanne Walker Harvey
©Academy Museum Foundation, photo by Michael Owen Baker
“You were so good today!! The kids were all buzzing about your visit! When I asked the kids how they liked your book, they all did a 'thumbs up.' You were a hit.”
— BOOK FAIR COORDINATOR
“Thank you for visiting. It's so inspiring for the students to meet an author and see where stories come from.”
“I want to grow up to be an author just like you.”
— 4TH GRADER
“Thank you for coming to our classroom. It was really fun! I hope you write many more joyful books.”
— 3RD GRADER
“You are the very, very, very best person.”
— 1ST GRADER
“The teachers were impressed not only by your knowledge, but by your warm and open demeanor.”
— SCHOOL ASSEMBLY COORDINATOR