Author: Washington, D.C.
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Books: Nonfiction for middle grades and young adults. Titles include: Theodore Roosevelt: Champion of the American Spirit; Sensational Trials of the 20th Century; Mother Jones: One Woman's Fight for Labor. Awards include American Library Association Notable Children's Books; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; Christopher Award,; Oppenhemier Gold Award; New York Public Library, 100 Best Books for Reading and Sharing; VOYA Nonfiction Honor List
Fee: Contact my email to discuss your needs, possible presentations, schedules and fees.
Availability: Grades 4 - 12, as well as teacher and other adult groups
Features: I tailor sessions to the needs and age level of each group.  Sessions are interactive and lively. I bring in notes, photographs, illustrations, rough drafts, galleys, and finished books and encourage students to ask questions.  We explore ways to find ideas, conduct research, and write clearly.  We pick a topic that interests the class then explore possible research sources and look at organization and writing techniques.
Possible programs:

How Random Ideas Become Books
Explores the journey of how a small seed of interest can blossom into a book, following the research and writing process as well as the various stages of publication. Tailored for specific age groups.

The Collector’s Box 
Encourages young writers to collect objects, articles, photos, videos, and other material as they prepare for their writing projects. Includes discussion of shaping the information they’ve gathered into an informative, well-written  paper.

So You Have to Write a Research Paper
Guides students through selecting a topic, scheduling the various elements of the project, finding good research sources, developing a theme, and organizing material for clear and effective writing.



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