DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Flexible dates. Please provide possible dates and select a morning or afternoon slot.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Erin Morris is a former officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. She did one tour to Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division, where she discovered the true dedication and sacrifices of our nation’s heroes. Erin is a proud supporter of the military and spends much of her free time supporting and serving veterans and veteran causes.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Who is Sam the Soldier?
Who is Sam the Soldier? portrays a day in the life of a soldier and offers a glimpse into the diverse world of the U.S. military. Former U.S. Army officer Erin Morris fills the book with both educational information on soldiers’ various uniforms, medals, and ribbons, as well as personal anecdotes of what a soldier’s daily life consists of. Sure, they can fire cannons, drive tanks, and travel to foreign countries to help people, but above all else, they are just ordinary people doing their jobs. Sam the Soldier is a mechanic, who goes on runs, eats with his friends in a dining facility, and hangs out with fellow soldiers in a barracks room. The book is also wonderfully inclusive, featuring soldiers from various ethnicities and genders. Erin Morris wrote this book with the idea that she wanted to teach children about who soldiers are and who can be a soldier. With her perspective as a former officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, this book is perfect for anyone from a military family or interested in learning about soldiers’ daily lives. Morris served one tour with the 101st Airborne Division, and she is a proud supporter of the U.S. military. When she is not writing, she spends her free time supporting and serving veterans.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
30 mins, including Q&A. TOPIC: TBD
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementaty School; grades K-3
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
At least 50, hopefuly more!
TBD. 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 carefully 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.
FOR STUDENTS/TEACHERS/FAMILIES/ETC. WHO WISH TO BUY BOOKS AND PAY FOR THEM WITH A CREDIT CARD
Link to share with students and their families to buy the author's books and pay with a credit card:
- FYI: There are instructions in the link above for the purchaser, which includes the fact that the purchaser must print the confirmation email out and show it to you.
- DO NOT give a book to someone unless they show you their printed online confirmation OR you verify the order has been placed by checking the Online Ordering spreadsheet we’ll be sharing with you. (If the order doesn’t appear, email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can keep watch for an order from them and alert you.)
- Tattered Cover keeps track of all online orders.
- 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.