Shusterman is a highly successful novelist, screenwriter, television
writer, and speaker. His books, many of which can be traced back
to stories he's told to large audiences of children and teenagers,
have won numerous awards, including a Boston Globe/Horn Book Award
and state and local awards across the country. His presentations
are often question driven, as he finds kids tend to be more tuned-in
when they are interactive. In constant demand at schools and conferences,
he's also available for Skype chats, so please
book him as far in advance as possible to get a date on his calendar.
have the students prepare in advance a list of questions for him
to answer. He will first give a brief presentation, perhaps showing
his latest book or talking about an upcoming project, and will
then take questions. If you prefer, the Q&A can come first,
depending on your students' needs. How you handle the Q&A
is up to you. Sometimes students come up to the screen individually
to ask questions and then the next student comes up. Sometimes
the students gather around the screen to ask questions. The format
will depend on your needs and what kind of equipment you have.
If you have an activboard or some other means to project the images
onto a larger screen, for example, the format might be somewhat
different. In any case, students must be familiar with some of
you would like a different kind of program, please let us know
before setting up the program and please provide a general idea
of what you would like. Further details will be needed at least
a week before the chat so he can prepare.
also be happy to autograph bookplates in advance of the chat,
but be sure to send them to him in a timely manner so he can sign
them and get them back to you before the chat.
* for each 1 one-hour long chat
see his bio, then follow the three other links at the top of the
page for a list of his books, information on his presentations
when he comes to do a physical visit, and book ordering information
for getting his books from a variety of sources.