Amanda Davis, Children's Book Author-Illustrator
Join me in celebrating World Read Aloud Day on February 3, 2021!
WHAT IS WORLD READ ALOUD DAY & WHY CELEBRATE?
According to the Litworld website: "LitWorld founded World Read Aloud Day in 2010 in celebration of the power of reading aloud to create community, to amplify new stories, and to advocate for literacy as a foundational human right. Over the last eleven years, World Read Aloud Day has evolved into a global movement of millions of readers, writers, and listeners from communities all across the world coming together to honor the joy and power of reading and sharing stories, and continue expanding the definition and scope of global literacy."
Each year, authors and illustrators celebrate by virtually dropping into classrooms across the globe! This year, I'm joining the fun!
FORMAT: WRAD visits will be simple, short, and sweet, and will typically follow the below format:
- 1-2 minutes: I'll introduce myself and talk a little about my books.
- 3-5 minutes: I'll read my poem and share my illustrations from FRIENDS & ANEMONES: OCEAN POEMS FOR CHILDREN (Ages 2-12). I'll also read a short excerpt from my forthcoming debut, creative nonfiction picture book with Sally Wern Comport titled, 30,000 STITCHES: THE INSPIRING STORY OF THE NATIONAL 9/11 FLAG (Ages 5-8+). This story releases in May 2021, and you will be one of the first to get a sneak peek! More info about my books can be found here.
- 5-10 minutes: I'll answer questions from students about reading/writing or topics related to my books.
- 1-2 minutes: I'll share a couple books I love (but didn’t write/illustrate) as recommendations for students and teachers.
Please use the below form to sign up for a WRAD time slot. **All times are EST.
Please select one twenty-minute time slot for your school, and please don't sign up until you know you can commit to that time. Feel free to contact me through my website for questions and to work out details. Please use WRAD 2021 in the subject line of your email. I look forward to meeting you and your students! Thanks for welcoming me into your WRAD classroom!