Author Visits

I love visiting schools and talking to students about the writing process and books.

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Photo Credit: Roy Thomas

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 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

Please click on my books and about me to learn more.

Details:

Now booking for Fall 2017!

  • Kindergarten: 30 min presentation – focus on Dorothy and Toto books, friendship themes, and creating stories.
  • 1st and 2nd grade: 45 min presentation – focus on Jasmine Toguchi books, the writing process, diversity in literature, Japanese culture.
  • 3rd – 5th grade: 1 hour presentation – focus on Jasmine Toguchi books, the writing process, diversity in literature, Japanese culture.

I also offer Skype visits.

Please inquire for more information about rates and availability. I look forward to hearing from you!

Upcoming Events

Jasmine Toguchi Launch Party for Mochi Queen and Super Sleuth

Activities and crafts, mochi and other treats, plus a reading and signing!

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Tuesday, September 12 at 6 PM Books Inc., Laurel Village (San Francisco) CA

Joint event with author Jill Diamond, where we chat about Girl Power in our books.

Q & A and book signing to follow!

More details forthcoming.

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Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 PM Trident Booksellers and Cafe, Boston MA

Author Panel with Tara Dairman, Jen Malone, Ammi-Joan Paquette, Katie Silvensky, and moderated by Dana Levy.

More details to follow.

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Saturday, November 4 nErD Camp Long Island NY

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Saturday, November 18  at 10:30 – 11:45 AM NCTE Convention in St Louis, MO

Girl Power in Our Own Voice: Multicultural Authors on Mirrors, Windows, and Empowering Young Readers with F. Isabel Campoy, Debbi Michiko Florence, Sundee Frazier, Andrea Wang, and moderated by Monica Brown.