Visiting Author for Schools: Tamara Ireland Stone
Tamara Ireland Stone
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Friday, September 15 (Tamara will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon.)
Tamara Ireland Stone
ABOUT Tamara Ireland Stone
TAMARA IRELAND STONE is the author of YA novels, Time and Time Again -- a collection of her two novels, Time Between Us and Time After Time, and the New York Times bestseller, Every Last Word. Click'd is her debut middle grade novel. A Silicon Valley-native, she has worked in the technology industry all her life, first testing Atari game boards in her parents’ garage, and later, co-founding a woman-owned marketing strategy firm where she worked with some of the world's largest software companies. She enjoys skiing, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two children. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit her online at www.TamaraIrelandStone.com, on Twitter @tamaraistone, and on Instagram at @tamaraistone.
In this empowering novel for young girls that combines friendship and first crushes with computer programming, seventh-grader Allie is thrilled that the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp has gone viral. The app, Click’d, pairs users based on common interests and sends them on a fun (and occasionally rule-breaking) scavenger hunt to find each other. Now, she even has a shot at beating her archenemy, Nathan, at an upcoming coding competition. But when a glitch threatens to expose everyone's secrets, Allie has to fix the app, win back her friends, and even work with Nathan. Can Allie find the problem in her code before she steps on stage to present Click’d to the judges? CLICK'D is a fun and empowering story of friendships, coding, and lots of popcorn. Backmatter includes information on educational resources from Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
1 hour, which includes Q&A. She'll talk about the writing process, her book, what drew her to break out into this age range, and more.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Upper elementary and middle schoolsl, grades 5-7
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
Laptop/computer, projector, projector screen. And a bottle of water.
PROMOTING & PREPARING FOR THE EVENT
Promoting and preparing for the author's school visit is the most important ingredients for a successful, educational, and fun event. Please be sure to carefuly read: What an Author Visit is All About.
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. Books will be available for sale at the school about a week before the event and about a week after the event. An online ordering option is available (see below).
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Tamara's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-tamara-ireland-stone 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 until I can verify it. If they do ask you for one, just email me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.