One Author for the Whole School!
Because of the wide range of my books, I am able to reach and inspire children of all ages.
In all school programs, when appropriate, I stress the importance of keeping one's heritage and language. I explain how my Latino heritage has been a source of inspiration for my books. I can present in English or Spanish. A question and answer period is always included.
The equipment required varies according to the program.
Make sure the students are familiar with my work, not only will they anticipate the visit with enthusiasm, but will be able to ask meaningful questions. Reading a picture book, or a couple of stories aloud to the class is an excellent preparation.
Conduct a Book Sale Go to Works to find the best way to order.
Lulu presents up to four programs in one day.
Rates vary according to distance.
A confirmation letter is required.
Arrange for payment on the day of the visit.
If an invoice or other paperwork is needed please contact the author in advance so the check can be prepared.
New Program! Pickup Soccer Writing Workshop: a school program for middle grades.
After reading a short story from Us, in Progress Delacre
shows students the process of creating fiction inspired by an article in the news. Then she guides students to begin their own story as they ponder a time when they found themselves in a situation and would have liked a different outcome. Recommended for grades 4-6.
For Older Audiences
45 min. Lulu Delacre explains the steps in the making of Alicia Afterimage. She describes the interview process, the challenges of multiple voices and points of view, the use of voice to develop character, and the search for clarity in placing memories in the past or distant past. She talks about the importance of revising and editing and the thought process in the final selection of images for the book. Reading the book prior to the visit is highly recommended. This is a program that brings to the foreground thought-provoking themes for many teens. A question and answer period is included.
Recommended for grades 8th -11th and/or older English language learners.
Speeches to Adults
She has been a speaker at the International Reading Association; National Council of Teachers in English; California Reading Association; Spanish Institute; TESOL; National Association of Bilingual Educators; Michigan Reading Association; Frostburg University Children's Literature Institute, MD; the Rabbit Hill Festival, CT; the University of Southern Mississippi, Atlanta University; University of Minnesota; the Mazza Summer Institute; the Shenandoah University Children's Book Festival, VA: Fordham University, NY; the University of Wisconsin; Tulsa University, OK; Ohio State University; Diamond State Reading Association; the University of Northern Colorado; the University of Puerto Rico; the Universidad Católica de Ponce, PR; Kids are Customers Too Conference, MD; SCBWI Regional Conference, MD; ADEC Conference, IL; Salisbury University Read Green Conference, MD; Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, MA; AFT TEACH Conference,DC; Virginia Festival of the Book; Young Reader's Center at the Library of Congress; The Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute, TN among others.
To invite her to speak at your conference contact her.