One Author for the Whole School!

Playing Latino Games
Choose a Program
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.

Prepare the Audience

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.

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Fees and Charges

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.


An Exciting Discovery Leads to a Picture Book: ¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! Olinguito, From A to Z!
45 min. Learn about the discovery of the Olinguito, its habitat in the cloud forest
and the research behind this bilingual book. Kids will marvel at the flora and fauna that coexist with the Olinguito, from a rare Pinocchio lizard to the spectacled bear. Peek at the striking mixed media art and how it was made with real leaves from the forest in Ecuador! This program will spark the imagination of children and prompt them to learn more about the amazing species that live an interconnected life in the cloud forest. Recommended for grades K-4. A second program for older audiences focuses on the extensive research and the challenge of creating lyrical text in two languages.

For Older Audiences

Salsa Stories Family Workshop
90 min. We explore how special foods spark fond family memories, and how these memories can be transformed into stories. Lulu explains the creative process behind the book and guides families to begin crafting their own short story or poem using the remembered, the known, and the imagined. The youngest ones can help with illustrations. Materials provided by the host. Perfect to encourage literacy during Family Nights!

From Event to Bound Book : The Creation of a Memoir
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

Lulu Delacre conducts teacher workshops and gives speeches related to her work as an author and illustrator.

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 among others.

To invite her to speak at your conference contact her.