About a week ago, I had the pleasure of being a presenter at the annual Best Book Workshop at the Sonoma County Office of Education.
The workshop was organized by Michael Powell, one of the district librarians. It was attended by approximately twenty-five local librarians and teachers.
My presentation had two segments. Since part of the workshop involved "book talk," I presented a power point show of my book. I included many of the illutrations and gave a summary of Raggedy Chan. This gave me a chance to highlight some of the themes in the book, such as 'immigration' and 'fitting in'.
Next I did a presentation on speculative fiction. I discussed why I thought it was important to education, and I talked about some of the free resources out there for educators interested in incorporating speculative fiction into their lessons. (One of the free resources of course being my website, where I give away free teaching curricula.)
Here is a picture of me with Raggedy Chan and Michael Powell.