DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Wednesday, February 5. (Only the afternoon slot is available.)
Please note the minimum # of students: 100, but hopefully more!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amy McCulloch is a Chinese-White author, born in the UK, raised in Ottawa, Canada, now based in London, UK. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. (Hons) in English, specializing in Old English and Medieval literature.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Jinxed
The Golden Compass for the digital age When a coding star enters an elite technology academy, she discovers a world of competition, intrigue, and family secrets--plus a robotic companion that isn't what it seems. Lacey Chu has always dreamed of working as an engineer for MONCHA, the biggest tech firm in the world and the company behind the "baku"--a customizable "pet" with all the capabilities of a smartphone. But when Lacey is rejected by the elite academy that promises that future, she's crushed. One night, Lacey comes across the broken form of a highly advanced baku. After she repairs it, the cat-shaped baku she calls Jinx opens its eyes and somehow gets her into her dream school. But Jinx is different than any other baku she's ever seen...He seems real. As Lacey settles into life at school, competing with the best students in a battle of the bakus that tests her abilities, she learns that Jinx is part of a dangerous secret. Can Lacey hold on to Jinx and her dreams for the future
"With a sharp eye toward the rising awareness of device addiction and a keen sense of wonder, McCulloch's tale is a feast for the imagination that celebrates women in STEM fields." --Publisher's Weekly, STARRED review
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
45 minutes; Topic: Using JINXED as a template, Amy will demonstrate the ways science and creative writing overlap ad that you can use the scientific method to brainstorm for anything – even novel ideas!
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Upper Elementary & Middle School, grades 5-8
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
100, but hopefully more!
Amy will have a presentation and will need a computer/laptop, projector, projector screen, and a microphone. There is sound in the presentation, so will need audio for that. 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.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Amy's book:
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 us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.