Book a School Visit with
author & illustrator Lina Maslo!
Click HERE for a printable School Visits PDF
A school visit includes three 50 minute presentations* (Any variation of the following):
How A Book is Made (50 min., Grades K-6): A sneak peek into how an author/illustrator’s doodles and scribbled notes turn into a picture book! Behind the scenes of FREE AS A BIRD: from research to writing, to revising and REwriting (and how your teacher is just like an editor!), then sketching, painting, and finally…publication! All about the process of making a book. Powerpoint with a live drawing at the end if a pad/marker is available.
Malala: Living her Dream (50 min., Grades K-6): An overview of Malala’s life: How Malala stood up to bullying, overcame hardship, and is now living her dream of seeing more children in school! About the making of my picture book, FREE AS A BIRD. And how I got to meet Malala's father! Powerpoint with a live drawing of Malala if a pad/marker available.
Writing and/or Illustrating Metaphors (50 min., Grades 3-6): (This is a workshop best for an art class or classroom setting.) Why is Malala flying in a nonfiction book? Did she actually do that? We’ll talk about the metaphors used in FREE AS A BIRD, and how you can use them in your writing and/or illustration work. (25 minute talk and 25 minute activity.)
*One presentation can be broken down into two smaller (20 minute) classroom visits for PreK or K with a reading of FREE AS A BIRD and a live drawing.
A full day author visit can also include a bag lunch with a small group of children and a book signing.
Kids love getting signed books! Book sales are recommended but not required. (Scroll down for more information about book sales.)
All-Inclusive Pricing (To make budgeting easier for schools, there are no additional costs for gas and mileage, airfare, hotel, food, or any other travel expenses. I request a 50% deposit four weeks in advance to help cover travel expenses and preparation time. The deposit is non-refundable if the visit is cancelled by the school for any reason, but will be refunded in case the author needs to cancel for any reason.)
Local (within 60 miles of 29627): $500
Semi-Local (61-200 miles from 29627): $1000
And Beyond! (More than 200 miles from 29627 but still within the continental US): $1500*
*Group Discount: Schools that are in the same area or district that book 2 or more consecutive days will qualify for $100 off each.
To set up a school visit, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org