Conference and Festival Appearances
Dancing to Diversity
With titles like Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots and Slime Wars, Debbie Dadey began her quest for diversity in books when a little black girl told her, “I want a library book about a girl that looks just like me.”
Debbie is a former first grade teacher and librarian and believes all children should be able to find themselves in a book. Join Debbie as she shares her experiences in building diverse characters in her 166 traditionally published books on her website www.debbiedadey.com and at www.Facebook.com/debbiedadey.
From Teacher to Writer
Debbie shares her writing journey from teacher to librarian to full-time author.
Debbie does approximately four free Skype dates per year, including WRAD (World Read Aloud Day) in February). She chats briefly with groups that have read at least one of her books, reads a snippet, and answers some questions for a total of approximately 20 minutes. She is available via Skype, Facetime, and Facebook.
AV and Tech Needs for In-Person Visits
Requirements for all sessions: PowerPoint projector, screen, and microphone. Set-up guide, author visit checklist, and activity guide can be found on her website.
$1,800 plus expenses for up to three presentations per day.
Fees are negotiable for multi-day visits and for schools within driving distance.
As a former teacher and librarian, Debbie understands budget constraints and will try to work with any school’s budget.
Request a visit.