The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is announcing its 2008 schedule for the Authors in Schools program. The program connects outstanding authors, with students and the Sacramento County community. SCOE and the individual schools hosting the visiting authors sponsor the program. Through the interaction with published authors and illustrators students develop a true appreciation for writing, illustrating, the publishing process and the love of literature.
This year three authors will visit three schools each. The following Author/Presenters will visit selected Sacramento County school sites:
Amada Irma Pérez
2/13/08 — Earl Warren Elementary (Sacramento City Unified School District)
2/14/08 — Maple Elementary (SCUSD)
2/15/08 — Kingswood Elementary (San Juan USD)
Daniel San Souci
4/16/08 — Susan B. Anthony Elementary (SCUSD)
4/17/08 — Regency Park Elementary (Rio Linda School District)
4/18/08 — Abraham Lincoln Elementary (SCUSD)
For more information about the Authors in Schools program email or phone Lynda Lincoln: (916) 228-2349.
Amada Irma Pérez
Amada Irma Pérez has been an educator and presenter for more than twenty-five years. She supports programs that not only promote literature but also multicultural understanding. She serves as an inspirational speaker who is often featured at local and state, national and international conferences.
Amada Irma shares moving and hilarious excerpts from her books and her life and motivates listeners to begin writing from their own lived experiences. She also describes her own personal journey from writer to published author.
Her dramatic interactive presentations include audience question and answer sessions and book signings.
Some of her titles include: My Very Own Room, My Diary from Here to There, and Nana's Big Surprise.
Author's website: www.amadairmaperez.com
Daniel San Souci
Daniel San Souci was born in San Francisco, and grew up across the Bay in Berkeley, California. He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. Over his twenty-year career as an author and illustrator, he has published nearly fifty children's books, including thirteen with his brother, Robert.
When he started reading on his own, his parents gave him a set of the Scribners Classics. It was at this time that he discovered the great illustrators, N.C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle.
Before World War II, Daniel's father worked in New York City as graphic artist. He was very talented and thought it was important for his son to have a good foundation in drawing.
Daniel lives in the East Bay hills with his wife Loretta, who is a children's librarian. They have three children, Yvette, Justin, and Noelle.
Some of his titles include: Cowpokes, In the Moonlight Mist, and Red Wolf Country.
Author's website: www.danielsansouci.com
Caroline Arnold is the author of more than 130 books for children, including a number of new books illustrated with her own cut paper art. She often writes about animals and the environment, but also about fossils, ancient cultures, sports, and other topics.
Most of Caroline's books are nonfiction, illustrated with color photos or artwork. She also enjoys writing fiction, including several tall tales and early readers. She frequently visits schools and libraries to talk about her books, as well as the process of developing ideas, doing research, and writing and illustrating.
She lives live in Los Angeles with her husband and pet cats, Rocky and Stella.
Some of her titles include: A Koala's World, Who Has More? Who Has Fewer?, and Easter Island.
Author's website: www.carolinearnoldbooks.com