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World Read Aloud Day 2023: February 1st!

In celebration of World Read Aloud Day, I am offering free 20-minute online school visits

Our time will be roughly spent like this:

1-2 minutes: I’ll introduce myself

3-5 minutes: I’ll read aloud the 1st chapter from one of my books (if your class has a preference, let me know!)

5-10 minutes: I’ll answer a few questions from students about reading/writing (it’s great if you can ask students to prepare questions before the visit)

1-2 minutes: I’ll recommend a few books I love (but didn’t write!)

Currently available slots (EST, 20min each)

9:40, 10:20, 11:00, 11:40, 12:40, 1:20, 2:00

To request a time, please send me an email and include the following:

  • Your name and the name of your school
  • Your city and time zone
  • Number of students who will be on the call
  • Grades (3rd-5th recommended)
  • Requested time on Feb. 1
  • Your preferred platform (Skype, Google, Zoom)
Times will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. For a list of other authors donating visits for WRAD, please visit: www.katemessner.com.

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A Dog-Friendly Town Virtual Book Launch @ Print: A Bookstore

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Maybe A Mermaid Book Launch @ Print: A Bookstore

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