Testimonials and Comments


"Our conference participants (almost 200) were mesmerized. Your school visit was just as spectacular. The students are still buzzing about it a week later. As the conference director, it is so nice to work with authors who truly care about teachers and kids."—Bryan Gillis Ph.D., Conference on Literature for Children and Young Adults, Kennesaw State University, GA

"Our kids absolutely lit up when she began speaking in Spanish. From that moment they were hooked." – Kari Kain, Librarian, Clearview Elementary, Herndon, VA

"It was amazing in the auditorium because you took time to answer all of the classes questions."—Thomas T., 4th grader at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, MA

"I was particularly impressed with your ability to tailor presentations to all of our different age groups, from kindergartners through 7th graders!"–Domi Long, Librarian, Lowell School, Washington, DC

"Lulu’s personable style, her flexibility and ability to work in two languages at any level and with various group sizes made her visit a valuable experience for our students and teachers."
–Mario Chioini, Upper School Librarian, American School of Paris, France

"My students were visibly moved to meet Lulu one-on-one and to have her sign copies of her book.... She has touched their minds and hearts forever through her words and actions."
–Ann A. Kennedy, Ph.D., Reading Specialist, Arlington Career Center, Arlington, VA

"...our staff and students were truly touched by what you shared with them....it will be more than just a highlight for this school year to them."
–Jerry Michel, Vice Principal, Lincoln Hall, Lincolnwood School District 74, Chicago, IL

"I know that homes are buzzing tonight with the joy you brought to the children."– Regina DeNatale, Second Grade Teacher, Greenville Elementary, NY

"The “Arroz Con Leche” game and dancing “Shake it Morena!” were a real hit!."
– Rachel Klein, Media Specialist, Clifton Avenue Grade School, Lakewood, NJ

"I can report that your titles from the sessions are always checked out. In fact we have decided to use Salsa Stories as our parent/​student book club selection for grades 2-3 and 4-5 when we give the title to families to read together and come to school for a one time breakfast discussion."
–Lynn Rohrs, Library Media Specialist, NBCT Drew Model School, Arlington, VA

"I would highly recommend Lulu Delacre as a guest author.... Her Salsa Stories presentation has created such an overflow of interest that we have a long waiting list in our school library and had to order additional books.... The teachers’ responses were overwhelmingly positive about the presentations, and some of them followed up the author visit with activities provided by Lulu. Planning for her visit was easy, and Lulu responded quickly to any requests."
–Erin Smith, LMC Specialist, Terrace School, Des Plaines, Illinois