Author: Arlington, Virginia
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Website: www.jacquelinejules.com
Blog: http://penciltipswritingworkshop.blogspot.com/

Recent Books:
For grades K-3: The Zapato Power series (Books 1-4), Duck for Turkey Day, No English, The Princess and the Ziz (The Ziz series), Picnic at Camp Shalom.

For grades 3-6: Unite or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation

For more information about my books, please visit http://www.jacquelinejules.com/mybooks.htm

Fee: $300 for single session of approximately one hour, additional sessions $100 each. Group size 80 children or less for any one session. Travel expenses and additional speaking fees required outside the Washington, DC, area.
Availability: Preschool through Grade 6
Features: 1. ZAPATO POWER is an award-winning chapter book series featuring Freddie Ramos, a boy who receives a mysterious box with super-powered purple sneakers. From then on, Freddie searches for ways to be a superhero. But can you be a hero and still go to elementary school? In each book, Freddie solves a mystery and helps others in his multicultural community. Using slides of comic book style illustrations, the author shares her process for developing plot and character. Program includes reading songs and writing ideas for the classroom. Grades 1-4.

Book trailer link http://youtu.be/7ekHuWEYBtQ for Zapato Power series.

2. UNITE OR DIE: HOW THIRTEEN STATES BECAME A NATION aligns with curriculum and standardized tests on essential knowledge regarding the formation of the US Constitution and American government. Author talk presents the conflicts and compromises of the 1787 Constitutional Convention through colorful comics projected on a screen. Students participate in a Reader’s Theater format and learn a song about the Constitution. Grades 3-6.

Book trailer link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5oQ6NTjF_M.

3. THE JOY OF WRITING: Using examples from her books Feathers for Peacock, No English, The Princess and the Ziz, Duck for Turkey Day, and Zapato Power, the author talks about the inspiration and process behind her books. Presentation discusses how stories come from both real life experiences and imagination. The revision process is clearly demonstrated for young audiences through a series of illustrations, showing how both text and art were strengthened to make a more appealing story. Program includes reading songs and writing ideas for the classroom. Grades K-2.

Book trailer links:
No English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOxPslcKhhE.
The Princess and the Ziz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=919GX5zepto.
Duck for Turkey Day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbrvcGUkeIc.

4. JACQUELINE JULES is an author, teacher, librarian, and poet. Her school programs include writing activities, Powerpoint, poetry, singing, and lots of audience participation. She is available for in-person school visits and Skype visits.

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Awards:

2013--Beverly Clearly Children's Choice Award (Oregon) Nominee, Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off
2012--Washington State Children’s Book Choice Awards Nominee, Duck for Turkey Day
2010--CYBILS Literary Award for Short Chapter Book,
Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off
2010--Library of Virginia Cardozo Award,
Unite or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation
2010 -- Sydney Taylor Honor Award, Benjamin and the Silver Goblet
2010-2011-- Tennessee Volunteer State Award Nominee, No English
2009 -- SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Poetry
2009 -- Sydney Taylor Honor Award, Sarah Laughs
2008 -- Delaware Diamonds State Reading List, No English
2008 -- Best Original Poetry for "Bungee-Jumping," Catholic Press Association
2008 -- SCBWI Magazine Merit Honor Plaque for Poetry
2008 -- Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable Book, Abraham's Search for God
2007 -- Winner, Arlington Arts "Moving Words" Poetry Competition
2002 -- SCBWI Magazine Merit Honor Plaque for Poetry
2002 -- National Jewish Book Awards Finalist, The Hardest Word
1999 -- Winner, Arlington Arts "Moving Words" Poetry Competition

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