Recommended School Visit Authors
* If the dates for which I am available for school visits are not convenient for your school, I highly recommend these Chicago area authors who offer visits.
Julia Durango_ is this year’s Prairie State Award winner and the author of a dozen books ranging from humorous picture books to poetry to middle grade and YA novels. Many of Julia's books are influenced by her love of Latin American culture and her experience living in Colombia. She’s a great presenter for K-8.
Here’s her website: http://juliadurangobooks.blogspot.com/search/label/Books
Carolyn Crimi is the author of a dozen humorous picture books including Don't Need Friends and Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies. She was the Prairie State Award winner in 2012. Carolyn is very funny and high energy and presents K-5. http://www.carolyncrimi.com/pages/school.html