Thank you to the following groups for inviting me to speak at your events!

February 17, 2017–School Author Visit at Cunningham Park Elementary School, Vienna, Virginia

October 22, 2016–Virginia Association of School Librarians State Conference. Diversity on the Shelves

April 7, 2016–South County High School Writing Days

November 21, 2015–VAASL Conference. Fostering Empathy Through Literature: Connecting Readers with Diverse Characters, with author Hena Khan

March 27, 2015–Centreville High School‘s Writers Conference

March 27, 2015–Reading Between the Wines, presenting with fellow children’s author Jacqueline Jules.

November 2014–Book signing at NCTE in Washington, D.C.

August 13–Panel presentation on diversity in children’s literature at the Fairfax County Public School’s Academic Diversity Institute with authors Lamar GilesMeg MedinaEllen Oh, and Wendy Shang.

Skype visit with Miss Duffy’s 4th grade class at Nutter Fort Intermediate in West Virginia

Meet the Author on the Fairfax County Network

Fox Mill Elementary  Book Fair at Barnes & Noble

Centreville High School‘s Writers’ Conference

Skype visit with Rocky River Elementary School in Concord, North Carolina

Skype visit with upper elementary students at Tathva International School in Tokyo, Japan

November 9, 2013–Presenter on Using Technology to Explore Multicultural Literature, Virginia Association of School Librarians Annual Fall Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia

November  14-17, 2013–Presenter on author panel: Rising to the Global Challenge: Literature as a Tool for Creating World Citizens, American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition in Hartford, Connecticut

Presenter at the Educator Appreciation Evening at One More Page Books in Arlington, Virginia

Skype visit with Smith Elementary School students in Danvers, Massachusetts

School Author Visit at Cunningham Park Elementary School, Vienna, Virginia

Georgetown Neighborhood Library, Washington, DC, May 2013

Faculty Presenter at the 2013 New England SCBWI Regional Conference, May 2013

School Author Visit at Plummer Elementary School in Washington DC, sponsored by An Open Book Children’s Literacy Foundation, March 2013

Reading, book signing, and kite crafts at Hooray for Books in Old Town Alexandria, March 2013

Presenter on digital curation and multicultural books at the Virginia Association of School Librarians Spring Conference, March 2013

Presenter, Japanese Culture Day at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center, March 2013

Talk Story Events: Read To Me! Discovering Asian Pacific American Voices  at the Chinatown Community Cultural Center in Washington, DC, March 2013

School Author Visit at Floris Elementary School, January 2013

Alexandria Story Festival, September 2012

Woodrow Wilson Public Library with the Morning Star program in Falls Church, Virginia

Literacy Night at Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland

Gaithersburg Book Festival, May 2012

School author visit at James River Elementary School in Williamsburg, Virginia