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ROBIN STEVENSON

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Robin Stevenson available this Fall - Ages 9 to 12

WHY HOST ROBIN?

Robin Stevenson is an award winning author of more than twenty-five books for kids and teens. Her writing has been translated into a number of languages, published in more than ten countries, and nominated for many awards. Her YA novel A Thousand Shades of Blue was a finalist for Canada's top literary honor, the Governor General's Award. Her MG novel RECORD BREAKER won the Silver Birch Award. She is a four-time BC Book Prize finalist.

ABOUT THE BOOK: KID ACTIVISTS

Moving, funny, and totally true childhood biographies of Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Malala Yousafzai, and 12 other inspiring activists.
 
Every activist started out as a kid—and in some cases they were kids when their activism began! But even the world’s greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable interests and problems--often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances. Martin Luther King, Jr. loved fashion, and argued with his dad about whether or not dancing was a sin. Harvey Milk had a passion for listening to opera music in different languages. Dolores Huerta was once wrongly accused of plagiarizing in school.  Kid Activists tells these childhood stories and more through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page. The diverse and inclusive group encompasses Susan B. Anthony, James Baldwin, Ruby Bridges, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Hamilton, Dolores Huerta, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Iqbal Masih, Harvey Milk, Janet Mock, Rosa Parks, Autumn Peltier, Emma Watson, and Malala Yousafzai.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robin Stevenson is an award-winning author of over 20 books for kids and teens. Her writing has been translated into several languages, published in more than 10 countries, and nominated for many awards. Her YA novel A Thousand Shades of Blue was a finalist for Canada's top literary honor, the Governor General's Award. Her YA nonfiction book Pride was a Stonewall Honor book and selected to ALA's Rainbow List. She lives with her partner in Victoria, British Columbia, with their son, dog, and cat.

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION

The presentation will focus on writing and activism, and will be about 45-60 minutes long, including time for questions. She will use power point slides to share photos of herself as a kid, book covers, art from the KID ACTIVISTS book, quotes from activists, etc. Key points she will emphasize will be the importance of activism being grounded in hope- in the belief that change is possible and worth fighting for; and the idea that there are many different ways to be an activist. She will talk about her writing process, share some stories from the book, discuss how writing itself can be a form of activism, and encourage kids to think about what issues they care about and how they might use their own voices to take action on those issues. 

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES

TBD

DESIRED NUMBER OF STUDENTS

She can present to any size group, from a single class up to a large group of several hundred kids, though we ask that there not be more than a 2-3 grade level spread in a group - eg. grades 4-5, or grades 6-8. 

AV/OTHER REQUIREMENTS

A screen and a projector. Robin can bring a laptop or a memory stick and use the school’s laptop—whichever is easier. For larger groups in school gymnasiums, she will also need a microphone.

PREPARING FOR ROBIN’S VISIT

Find out more about Robin by checking out her website HERE

HASHTAGS/SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram Twitter | #KidActivists

ORDER FORMS

Vroman’s will create an order form that your school can use and distribute pre-author visit. We will also have book plates signed on the day of the event, for any students who turn in forms post-visit. 

ONLINE ORDERING 

Under Order Comments (found at the bottom of the check out page), please include: NAME OF STUDENT, GRADE LEVEL, and who the book(s) should be PERSONALIZED to.

Under Pick-up Options, please select: I would like to pick this order up at the store (although these books are going to be delivered to students on campus, on the day of the event).

Under Pick-up Location, please select: Vroman's Bookstore.

Educators: please DO NOT give books to students who say they have ordered online. Vroman’s will be bringing online orders to the campus, if placed and confirmed, BEFORE the author visit.

Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change (Kid Legends #6) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781683691419
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Quirk Books - September 24th, 2019

Moving, funny, and totally true childhood biographies of Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Malala Yousafzai, and 12 other inspiring activists.
 
Every activist started out as a kid—and in some cases they were kids when their activism began! But even the world’s greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable interests and problems--often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances. Martin Luther King, Jr. loved fashion, and argued with his dad about whether or not dancing was a sin. Harvey Milk had a passion for listening to opera music in different languages. Dolores Huerta was once wrongly accused of plagiarizing in school.  Kid Activists tells these childhood stories and more through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page. The diverse and inclusive group encompasses Susan B. Anthony, James Baldwin, Ruby Bridges, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Hamilton, Dolores Huerta, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Iqbal Masih, Harvey Milk, Janet Mock, Rosa Parks, Autumn Peltier, Emma Watson, and Malala Yousafzai.


Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781459809932
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orca Book Publishers - April 19th, 2016

For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colorful. But there is a whole lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing outfits. How did Pride come to be? And what does Pride mean to the people who celebrate it?