Teachers, Librarians and Community

I am available for school visits, library visits, community events, and Skype sessions. For information on setting up an Author Visit, visit Simon & Schuster's Author Appearance Page, send an email to the Author Appearance Coordinator, or feel free to email me at jessicalawsonbooks@gmail.com.

I have a standard classroom talk that includes what an author does, elements of a story, and a group story creation activity for students. Presentations will be catered to your needs and interactive sessions can incorporate any/all of the following:

  • the writing and publishing process
  • developing characters, plot, and tension in fiction
  • researching/utilizing historical elements in fiction
  • elements of a fictional retelling and/or origin story
  • Question/Answer Session

The Becky Thatcher Curriculum Guide works with The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher as a standalone book and as a complement to Mark Twain's classics The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Download the curriculum guide: Becky Thatcher Curriculum Guide.pdf.