Visiting Author for Schools: Jason Gruhl

Jason Gruhl

DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Jason splits his time between Colorado and New Mexico. He's also happy to do Skype visits! If you're interested in hosting him, please send dates and we'll see if he'll be in Colorado. Please provide possible dates and select a morning or afternoon slot.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

JASON GRUHL believes that all kids are smart, brave, kind, and creative, and he writes books to help them remember that. Jason holds a master's degree in Counseling Psychology and has helped countless adults, adolescents, children, and families. He is also an educational consultant and nonprofit leader with twenty years’ experience working with individuals and families challenged and enriched by Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities. In 2005, he founded The Joshua School, a first of its kind school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities in Colorado.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Everything is Connected

Everything is connected. And since you are part of everything, you are connected to everything: to pharaohs, Ben Franklin, T. Rex, ancient Greece, to love and to poverty, hunger and peace! This is a magical story about the powerful idea that we are connected to absolutely everything in the universe.

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION

45-60 minutes, including Q&A.

TOPIC: The presentation walks kids through how the book was made and how books and illustrations go from thoughts to reality. Jason reads the book out loud to the students. Activities: kids use the same process author did to see how he was connected to everything; Other activities could include: games, other activities around connection, coloring pages, etc. depending on time and age. 

Coloring Sheets! https://www.shambhala.com/how-is-everything-connected/

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary School; grades 2-4

DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
25 (Can be tailored for larger audiences in an auditorium, etc., but works best in a group where the conversation can be intimate, etc.)

AV NEEDS
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 carefully read: What an Author Visit is All About.

HASHTAGS/SOCIAL MEDIA

  • #TatteredCover
  • #jasongruhl
  • #everythingisconnected

ORDER FORMS
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:

https://www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-jason-gruhl  

  • 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.

 

Everything Is Connected Cover Image
By Jason Gruhl, Ignasi Font (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611806311
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bala Kids - February 5th, 2019