Bring the fresh perspectives of a working writer to your students by inviting author Susan Nadathur to your school. Susan writes multicultural fiction for teens and young adults. A self-proclaimed misfit from Connecticut, Susan is now a full-time author who shares her joy of writing with students in multimedia presentations full of visual props, music, and dynamic images that spark audience participation and discussion.
Her favorite topic? Celebrating Differences “In diversity there is beauty and strength.” Maya Angelou
Take home message for participating students: it’s okay to be different. In fact, it is encouraged. Susan’s presentations focus on how to thrive on the other side of outcast. For a description of Susan’s anti-bullying program click here Awesome Outcasts
Susan usually begins by sharing the story of how she survived her painful teenage years to become a successful writer focused on young people who do not fit in to the mainstream. She then engages in multimedia activities related to one of her books. City of Sorrows tells of a Spanish Gypsy who is forced to face his greatest fears when a Spaniard is not able to let go of his prejudice and allows ethnicity to come before compassion. Dante’s Kiss is a dark love story about what happens when the supernatural collides with the natural world, and when being different means challenging what you don’t believe is right about your culture.
Using visual props, she shows-and-tells her way through the personal stories that inspired the characters in her books and gives students a chance to ask questions. At the end of her presentation she signs and personalizes books for students who have preordered copies.
Click on the link for an Autographed Book Order Form
Click on Author Bio for more information about the author
For a complete School Visit Kit click here School Visit Packet
For a complete School Visit Kit for the Awesome Outcasts program click here School Visit Packet Awesome Outcasts
For information about a state-wide initiative to get Connecticut young people excited about reading click here: Exciting Young People Into Reading
If you’d like to invite Susan to your school, please contact her for schedule and pricing.
Phone: (787) 550-7582