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Edward 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.


Please 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 his books.

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.



$175 * for 1 one-hour long chat

$350 * for 2 one-hour long chats over the course of a day

Please visit Edward 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.


Grade levels: 7-YA

Residence: TN



Annette Goldsmith, PhD

Guest Faculty

Univ. of Washington

Informational School

Seattle, WA