Visiting Author for Schools: Marieke Nijkamp
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Friday, February 9, 2018
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marieke Nijkamp is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, has served as an executive member of We Need Diverse Books, and is the founder of DiversifYA. She lives in the Netherlands.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Before I Let Go
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Is Where It Ends comes another unforgettable story of loss, hope, betrayal, and the quest for truth. Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated—and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger. Corey knows something is wrong. With every hour, her suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets—chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter...
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
45 minutes (includes 10-15 minutes of Q&A) Topic: Marieke gives an inspirational presentation in which she talks about her personal journey as an author, the importance of books, and the idea and research behind Before I Let Go.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
High school; grades 9-12
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
As many as possible. 500+ would be great.
Computer with PowerPoint, projector, projector screen, microphone. Marieke will bring her PowerPoint presentation on a flashdrive. And a bottle of water.
Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Marieke's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-marieke-nijkamp Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.