Visiting Author for Schools: Lorna Gutierrez

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Lorna Gutierrez

DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Any weekday in February, 9:30am and after. (She's driving from Colorado Springs.) Please provide possible February dates and select morning or afternoon slot. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Making kids laugh is one of Lorna's many missions in life and it's a necessity that she gets her (often-quirky) thoughts in her head onto paper (or computer). Lorna lives in Colorado, but was born and raised in Indiana. Living in Colorado lets her indulge in snowboarding and hiking -- both passions of hers. Lorna also enjoys tennis, reading, traveling and spending time with her husband, kids and dogs.

ABOUT THE BOOKDare to Dream Big

Dare to dream. Dare to fly higher. Dare to trust...dare to inspire. Dare to do what hasn't been done. Dare to be second to none. This inspirational picture book encourages children everywhere to dare to dream big, to help others, and speak out for what is right, but also take time for simple joys and to be comfortable in their own skin. Oh the Places You'll Go for toddlers, Dare to Dream Big is full of messages about empowerment, encouragement, and the joy of daring to be the best person you can be. 

"A concise and rhythmic provocation to dreaming and daring." --Publishers Weekly

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
45 minutes. Lorna will do a reading of Dare to Dream Big, talk about ow a book goes from an idea to an actual book in stores, and Q&A. Lorna will also have the students write down a few goals they have for the future and then try to create a rhyming spread (with optional picture(s). Supplies needed: paper, pencils and crayons. (Any group size is fine.)

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementaty School; grades K-3

DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
Under 28 students.

AV NEEDS
Microphone; paper, pencils and crayons for each student. 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.

HASHTAGS/SOCIAL MEDIA

  • #TatteredCover 
  • #LornaGutierrez
  • #DareToDreamBig
  • @lornagutierrez_author

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-lorna-gutierrez

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Dare to Dream Big Cover Image
By Lorna Gutierrez, Polly Noakes (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781492694854
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - January 7th, 2020