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I am currently booking in person and virtual author visits (in English and in Spanish). A summary of options is below.

Target Grades 4-8

LOTERIA
This 45-60 minute highly dynamic and engaging presentation includes an overview of Karla’s background, the illustrator, Mexico, and the story. Karla will also guide students through a brief discussion of magical realism (vs fantasy) as a literary genre and the philosophical underpinning of the book (free will vs fate). Students will participate in an interactive and exciting art activity. Time permitting, Karla will also lead a collaborative story-building exercise. At the conclusion of the presentation, Karla will answer student questions about her books, her process, and anything else discussed in the presentation. She will also sign books.

LOLA
Available after Sept. 10, 2024
This 45-60 minute highly dynamic and engaging presentation includes an overview of Karla’s background, the illustrator and the art process, Mexico, and the story. Karla will also guide students through a brief discussion of magical realism (vs fantasy) as a literary genre and the philosophical underpinning of the book (how the story we tell about ourselves shapes our reality). Students will participate in an interactive and exciting art activity. At the conclusion of the presentation, Karla will answer student questions about her books, her process, and anything else discussed in the presentation. She will also sign books.

LOLA & LOTERIA
Available after Sept. 10, 2024
This 45-60 minute highly dynamic and engaging presentation includes an overview of Karla’s background, the illustrator, Mexico, and the story. Drawing from her personal life and the books, Karla will guide students through a brief discussion of magical realism (vs fantasy) as a literary genre. Students will also discuss the themes of the books and analyze how the themes are coming through in the stories. The presentation includes an interactive and exciting art activity. At the conclusion, Karla will answer student questions about her books, her process, and anything else discussed in the presentation. She will also sign books.

Target Grades 2-4

LEGENDARIOS
Available after April 16, 2024
his 45-60 minute highly dynamic and engaging presentation includes an overview of Karla’s background, the illustrator for this series, and the books. In this session, Karla will guide students through a brief discussion of mythology and how she drew on Mexican mythological tales in creating the Legendarios series. Students will also participate in an interactive and exciting storytelling activity and, time permitting, an art activity. At the conclusion of the session, Karla will answer student questions about her books, her process, and anything else discussed in the presentation. She will also sign books.

Target Grades – K-3

ESPERANZA CARAMELO
In this 45-60 minute presentation, Karla will read the book to the group and engage the students in a discussion about the story, how the artwork contributes to the narrative, and the inspiration for the book. Students will also get a chance to participate in a few art activitivities. Karla will answer student questions and sign books.

Any ages or grades

ASK MY ANYTHING!
In this AMA session, Karla will answer any student questions about her books, the writing process, the industry, how she became an author, writing for different age groups, magical realism, and more.

* All questions must be pre-approved by the educators before the event to avoid duplication of questions and avoid uncomfortable or problematic topics.

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To book an author visit or speaking engagement, please contact Sarah DeVore at How Now Booking (Sarah@HowNowBooking.com).

A Sample of Testimonials…

“Your presentation and connection with the students was absolutely amazing!”

“There were so many curricular tie-ins, from age-old technology, anecdotes, history, magical realism and art.”

“Teachers have already approached me stating it was one of our best presentations we’ve had as a school.”

“I’m giving you a digital standing ovation for you!”

“THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for an amazing event!  Our students and staff loved it all so much!”

“Thank you!!!!!  I’m being flooded with emails about your presentation. You’re a star!”

“I think it’s such a brilliant idea to write a book for children about something that so many people outside of the Hispanic culture don’t know about. It’s so nice for the children who do know Loteria to see something familiar from their lives in a book and it’s wonderful for other children to learn about something new and fun.”

“The librarian RAVED about your school visit there! She said she’s going to buy a bunch more copies of the book and they’re even considering it for a family book club at the school!”