~Author Visits Update~

  Dear teachers, librarians, fellow writers and illustrators, readers, and book lovers, thank you for your interest and enthusiasm for my author visits. Due to my busy book production I won't be accepting any more author presentations until further notice. If you'd like to be on my mailing list for announcements about my books, events, future author visit availability, and creative pursuits, please send an email to yuyi@yuyimorales.com  with "Yuyi Mailing List" in the subject line.   You can also follow me:

Best wishes,
Yuyi Morales

 

AUTHOR VISITS

Here you will find information that will help you set a visit by Yuyi Morales, to present her work at your school, bookstore, library, or conference.
Click on the topics below for the information you need.

*PLANNING THE AUTHOR VISIT

*ORDERING BOOKS FROM THE PUBLISHER

*BOOK LIST

*CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS AND ACTIVITY SHEETS

*BUILDING ENTHUSIASM FOR THE AUTHOR VISIT

*FINANCING THE AUTHOR VISIT

*PHOTOS

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PLANNING THE AUTHOR VISIT

When an Author or Illustrator comes to speak to young people, students are inspired to read, write, draw, and learn more about the process of creating books. Plan in advance and consider recruiting help from teachers, students, parents, staff, and volunteers in order to turn this literary event in to a meaningful experience. Here are a few things to consider about getting organized for the event.

CONTACT THE AUTHOR VISIT COORDINATOR
To have Yuyi Morales visit and present her work at your school, bookstore, library, or conference, please contact the
Author Visit Coordinator to discuss date, honorarium, schedule, location, and any equipment or materials the author will need. Also provide information about age group, number of sessions (maximum of three), number of students per session, and any special needs of your school.

BUDGET
The host is responsible for an honorarium due the day of the visit. If there is travel involved, the host is responsible for travel cost, lodging, and meals. Make sure to send tickets, travel information, and lodging details well in advance. Please discussed arrangements and details with the Author Visit Coordinator.

STUDENT PREPARATION
The most effective way to ensure a successful author visit is having students read her books in advance. Read and discuss the author work with the students and consider having them complete an individual or class project based on one of her books. You can also download activities sheets related to Yuyi’s Books at her website www.yuyimorales.com

SETUP
Test location and equipment prior to the visit.
Presentations and workshops will require 10-15 minutes of setup and cleanup.
Teachers should attend the presentation with their students.
For the hands-on activities one volunteer per every ten students would be required for assistance.

BOOKS SALES AND AUTOGRAPHING
Yuyi Morales’ visits include a book-signing session. Most local bookstores are happy to handle book sales, or you can order books directly from the publisher. Both methods often provide a discount, which can be passed onto the students or applied towards funding the event.

Yuyi Morales will provide a book order form that can be customized with your school or event’s information. The book order form can be reproduced and distributed among the students to take home; this would give you a better idea of the amount of books you will need. However, be sure to have extra copies on hand for last minute orders.

Please remember that books should be ordered two to three months in advance to secure copies and allow time for shipping.

PUBLICIZING THE EVENT
Ask faculty, teachers, PTA members and students to find creative ways to promote the event. Consider contacting your local media announcing the event and invite them to attend.

 

 

ORDERING BOOKS FROM THE PUBLISHER

To order Yuyi Morales’ books directly from the publisher call or fax one of the following contacts. Have each ISBN and corresponding full book title, along with address (including zip code) date, name, and telephone number of the person placing the order. Make sure to mention that you are ordering books for an Author visit and request a corresponding discount.

Harcourt Trade Order Fulfillment (Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez or Cosechando Esperanza: La Historia de César Chávez)
Phone: 1-800-543-1918
Fax: 1-800-235 -0256

Chronicle Books Customer Service (Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book)
Phone: 1-800-722-6657

Barefoot Books US (Sand Sister)
Phone: 1-866- 417-236
Fax: (617) 576-0049

Henry Holt (Los Gatos Black on Halloween)
Phone: 1-800-221-7945 x 5445 or direct dial 646-307-5445
Fax: 212-598-9173

Roaring Brook Press (Little Night. Nochecita. Just In Case: a Trickster Tale and Alphabet Book)
Phone: 1-800-221-7945, x. 5441
Fax: 212-598-9173

 

 

BOOK LIST

Current list of books by Yuyi Morales:

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez. Written by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Harcourt 2003. ISBN 0-15-201437-3

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book. Written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Chronicle Books 2003. ISBN 0-8118-3758-0

Cosechando Esperanza: La Historia de César Chávez. Written by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Translated by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada. Libros Viajeron Harcourt 2003. ISBN 0-15-204755-7

Sand Sister. Written by Amanda White, illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Barefoot Books 2004. ISBN 1-84148-617-5

Los Gatos Black on Halloween Written by Marisa Montes, illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Henry holt and Co., 2006. ISBN-10: 0805074295. ISBN-13: 978-0805074291

Little Night Written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales.Roaring Brook Press. A Neal Porter Book, 2007. ISBN-10: 1596430885. ISBN-13: 978-596430884

Nochecita Written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Roaring Brook Press. A Neal Porter Book, 2007. ISBN-10: 1596432322. ISBN-13: 978-596432321

Just In Case: a Trickster Tale and Alphabet Written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Roaring Brook Press. A Neal Porter Book, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-59643-329-8. ISBN-10: 1-59643-329-9

My Abuelita. Written by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Harcourt 2009. ISBN-10: 0152163301. ISBN-13: 987-0152163303

Floating on Mama's Song / Flotando en la Cancion de Mama. Written by Laura Lacamara, illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Katherine Tegen Books. ISBN-10: 0060843683. ISBN-13: 987-0060843687

Ladder to the Moon. Written by Maya Soetoro-Ng, illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Candlewick Press 2011. ISBN-10: 0763645702. ISBN-13: 987-0763645700

Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased. Written by Amy Novesky, illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Harcourt 2012. ISBN-10: 0152054200. ISBN-13: 987-0152054205

 

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS AND ACTIVITY SHEETS

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

Downloadable curriculum connections and activity sheets at www.yuyimorales.com/learn.html

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
Just In Case: a Trickster Tale and Alphabet Book

Señor Calavera website with activities, videos, downloadable activities and more at
www.srcalavera.com

Downloadable activity sheets Lets make a mask! Lets make a puppet! at www.yuyimorales.com/just_aminute.htm

Downloadable Teacher’s guide, grades K-3 at

www.chroniclebooks.com/pdfs/Just_A_min.pdf

Los Gatos Black on Halloween

Downloadable halloween mask to color at www.yuyimorales.com/gatosblack/gatos_black.html

Little Night/ Nochecita

Downloadable paper doll to color at www.yuyimorales.com/little_night/paperdoll.pdf

 

Share them with young readers!

 

BUILDING ENTHUSIASM FOR THE AUTHOR VISIT

One of the most effective ways to make an author visit a success is to build enthusiasm. Here are some ideas that you can use at your school:

BEFORE THE VIST

· Start the buzz! Talk about the event, the author and her books to administrators, teachers, students, parents, volunteers, etc.

· Read and discus the author's books with the students. Encourage the staff to read them too!

· Ask your librarian to select and supply teachers and students with books that relate to the subject or themes of the author's books. If necessary, books can be borrowed from the public library or other schools.

· Encourage teachers to integrate the author's books with the curriculum and to work in the class or send home the activities sheets provided by the author.

· Display the author's books at the library or create a display of cover books in the hallway.

· Have students prepare questions for the Author on the day of the visit.

· Organize a contest and have the winners receive autographed books the day of the event.

· Have students make posters, banners or bookmarks related to the themes in the books.

· Organize a student art exhibit in response to the themes of the books.

· Coordinate students to interview the author for the school newsletter or newspaper.

· Have students write a review of one or more of the Author’s books.

· Invite parents join their children at the event.

· Select and prepare students to introduce the author in a creative and lively way. Research about the author would be required. Some places where to find more information are the inside flap of books and the web.To learn more about Yuyi Morales’ life and work visit www.yuyimorales.com

· Borrowing from one of the books, make a theme day at school.

· Publicize the event through the school newsletter.

THE DAY OF THE EVENT
·The celebration begins! Enjoy the visit.

AFTHER THE EVENT
·Set opportunities and time for students to reflect, write, read, and create inspired by the event.
·Write a class letter and send it to the author illustrator. (Students can write to Yuyi Morales online at yuyi@pacbell.net)
·Organize students to read, nominate, and vote for the author's books for your state reading award. You can find a complete list of link to the state awards at www.carr.org/read/stateAwardbks.htm.

 

FINANCING THE AUTHOR VISIT

Here are a few suggestions that might help you finance the cost of your author event

HAVE A BOOK SALE

Book sales give readers a wonderful opportunityto have an author they've met autograph their books, and can also help finance the author visit. Books can be bought at a discount directly from the publisher, and then the school can use this discount finance the cost of the visit. Check out the section Ordering Book From the Publisher to find more information.

SHARE THE SCHOOL VISIT WITH OTHER SCHOOLS OR ORGANIZATIONS IN YOUR AREA

Yuyi Morales’s day visit fee can be split with a maximum of three schools or organizations.

When traveling is involved, encourage other schools, libraries, and organizations in your area to book the author during the same week. Having more events for the author to present during her visit will lower the expenses for everyone because you will split the cost of airfare, accommodations, etc.

APPLY FOR SCHOOL GRANTS

Here are a few resources to check out when looking for grants to finance the author visit.

The Amber Brown Grant is sponsored by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Its mission is to help schools bring an author or illustrator to speak to their students and make that day a true celebration:
http://www.scbwi.org/awards.htm

School Grants. A website with grant information for schools:

http://www.schoolgrants.org/Grants/nation-no_deadline.htm

Grants from the National Book Scholarship Fund:

http://nbsf.org/apply.asp

State by state grants sponsored by Wells Fargo Charitable Contributions for Education

click here

The Estela and Raúl Mora award to motivate libraries to celebrate "Día," El día de los niños/El día de los libros, Children's Day/Book Day on April 30th:

http://www.patmora.com/dia.htm

Lee and Low Books, Finding Literacy Grants has a page full of information:

http://www.leeandlow.com/administrator/grants.html

 

PHOTOS

Click on the thumbnails to download print-quality photographs that can be used for publicity materials.