I love visiting schools and talking to students about the writing process and books.
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Before I became a writer, I was an outdoor educator, a classroom teacher, and the Associate Curator of Education for a zoo. I offer presentations that are fun and age appropriate. See below for more details.
Debbi was spot-on with her presentation to our students, discussing the writing process and sharing ideas with them to inspire them in their writing. It was especially valuable for them to hear from a real life author how much revising and rewriting is done before a book gets published. Our hard working writers, and their teachers, appreciated the lesson in perseverance. The best proof that Debbi’s visit was a success? Debbi’s Jasmine Toguchi books are the most requested books in the library! I love that her visit inspired both our writers and readers.
–Jill Fayan, Library Media Specialist, Jeffrey Elementary School, Madison, CT
Debbi Michiko Florence was engaging and informative! The second and third graders of Belle Sherman Elementary (a culturally and economically diverse school in Ithaca, NY) loved hearing answers to their questions about her books and writing process.
–Jennifer Groff, former Teacher Librarian at Belle Sherman, Ithaca, NY
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Full day conference highlighting and educating children’s book creators of color and Native creators. Keynote by award winning author Angela Johnson and featuring authors, illustrators, and industry professionals.
I will be on a panel: Creating Chapter Books and Early Middle Grade Series. Featuring: Zetta Elliott, author of Dragons in a Bag; Debbi Michiko Florence, author of Jasmine Toguchi Drummer Girl; Veera Hiranandani, author of Phoebe G. Green; Kelly Starling Lyons, author of Jada Jones: Rock Star and Jada Jones: Class Act; moderated by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, author of The Civil Rights Movement