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Anatomy of an Author Visit with Aaron Zenz

Aaron Zenz

Travis: A successful author visit is a beautiful thing, isn’t it?

When author/illustrator Aaron Zenz visited my school I interviewed him about how he approaches a visit with kids. We talk about all sorts of stuff – how he built his presentation, how it’s evolved, and even how he handles the unexpected. I think my favorite part is that we were able to include clips from when Aaron was presenting to students.

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Aaron Zenz with the finished copy and original dummy of his book THE HICCUPOTAMUS

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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