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Author visits with Shermaine in 3 words...

  • Amazing

  • Inspiring

  • Transformative

My Mission

My mission is to create empathy and curiosity beyond comfort zones and to advocate for representation of kids like me who moved frequently worldwide. I empower military-connected kids through books that support their mental and emotional growth, ensuring they feel "heard, seen, and chosen." Through my children's book series, "And That's Okay," I sparked a movement to inspire a growth mindset, empathy, and authentic connections through meaningful conversations.

Pulling from my global experiences, I talk with students about the importance of appreciating diversity, resilience, kindness, friendship and self-love. Teachers and administrators describe my author visits and workshops as "amazing, inspiring, and transformative".

In-Person
Author Visits

  • Full Day of age-appropriate presentations. As many as your staff and space require (All for a single price).

  • Lunch with students, book signings, contest judging, classroom drop-ins, you name it. Once I'm in the building, my time is yours.

  • Free posters for all of your students.

  • Teacher lesson plans for each title and activity sheets to extend the learning.

 

Pricing based on driving distance between Atlanta, GA, 30308 and the school building.

             

 

*Special pricing for DoDEA and International Schools  

Up to 100 miles          $750

100 to 180 miles         $900
180 to 240 miles         $1200
over 240 miles             CALL

Virtual
Aut
hor Visits

  • Half Day of age-appropriate presentations.  (All for a single price).

  • Everything I show, explain and introduce students to during an in-person author visit, but online. Technology for the win!

  • Great way to include both in-class and remote learners at once.

  • Zoom, Google Meet, WebEx, MS Teams- I've done it all.

  • Teacher lesson plans for each title and activity sheets to extend the learning.

Nonrefundable reservation fee

$425 (up to 3 classrooms)

$700 (full school assembly with bulk order of at least 300 books)

Ideas For Funding a School Visit

Ideas ForFunding A School Vist
  1. Share costs with other schools, libraries, or daycares in your district/area and book multiple events in the same day for discounted daily rates.

  2. Choose a low-cost Zoom visit (only $425).

  3. Ask the Parent/Teacher Association or other special interest club/fund for assistance.

  4. Apply for a community or educational grant from local organizations (Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.).

  5. Raise funds through book sales – schools may get a discounted rate when ordering a large number of books.

  6.  Ask administration if funding is available for materials for student success and/or mental health initiatives.

  7. Ask the media center to purchase books.

Here's What Teachers Are Saying...

Teacher Are Saying
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