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Selina Alko Author Visit Kit

Current home
Brooklyn, New York, United States of America


PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Selina Alko is the author and illustrator of several acclaimed books for children, including A Case for Loving, co-illustrated with her husband Sean Qualls, Daddy Christmas & Hanukkah Mama, and B is for Brooklyn. Selina loves to visit schools and share her books with students! A native Canadian she now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her family. For more information, visit her website.

Description of the Author’s Presentation

Three 45-minute presentations per day maximum

Selina’s inspiring presentation includes talking about her writing process from idea to completed story and then to published book. She will often begin by reading from one of her books and then move into a PowerPoint slide show, which is visual and interactive at the same time. She always leaves time for questions at the end. She is happy talking with children any grade level, beginning at PreK.

Conference and Festival Appearances

Selina also speaks about her career and work at a variety of professional conferences, libraries, and festivals.


$1,000–$1,500/day plus travel expenses (overnight travel)
$500–600/day (Brooklyn only)

Selina is flexible with fees and is happy to make exceptions for underserved schools when her schedule permits.

Ordering Books

Schools and libraries may order books at a discounted rate by visiting The Scholastic Teacher Store or by calling 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.

Susan Cheyney

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