T. Sullivan has published over 200 articles, bibliographies, interviews
and reviews in such publications as Book Links, Booklist, Book
Page, Horn Book and School Library Journal. A former teacher and
children's librarian, his first book for young people is The Ultimate
Weapon: The Race to Develop the Atomic Bomb, which won a Parents'
Choice Silver Honor, a Jefferson Cup Honor, a Bank Street College
of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, and was included
among the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People.
His Skype presentations, which will vary depending
on the needs of the audience, may include a talk about how he
does his research, his writing and some details about his background.
For history curriculums, he can offer a good deal of information
on World War II.
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
If 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.
He'll 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 1 one-hour long chat
* for 2 one-hour long chats over the course of a day
T. Sullivan to
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.
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