I love connecting with readers! Please contact me using the form on my 'connect' page if you are interested in setting up school and library visits whether virtual, or in-person. In the meantime, feel free to check out the photos below from previous events.


NSTA Conference: 

April 4th ~ Boston, MA 

Linking Literacy

Colonial Market Fair:

June 13th ~ Catonsville, MD

Market Fair & Book Signing 

Carter Center for K-12 Black History 2nd Annual Conference: 

July 24th ~ Kansas City, MO

Attending: Teaching HERstories

Elementary STEM Club: 

Aug 30th ~ Virtual 




A group of students, inspired by Benjamin Banneker's innovation, designed and assembled their own clocks!



Elementary STEM CON & Beyond 2021: 

April 16th ~ Virtual 

Authors on Creativity Panel


NCSLMA (North Carolina School Library Media Association: 

Sep 24th-26th ~ Virtual 

Historical, Hysterical, & Heartwarming;

A Picture Book Panel with Shana Keller, Lina Maslo, & Constance Lombardo

Fall for the Book Festival:

Oct 3rd ~ Virginia Virtual 

Presentation & Activity

Institute for School Partnership

at Washington University in St. Louis:

Oct 22nd & Oct 29th~ Virtual Conference 

Presentation & Activity

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History:

Oct 23rd ~ online

A Hamilton Cast Read Along

by resident director Ashley Brooke

The Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education: 

Founded by Associate Professor LaGarrett King, PhD, "the CARTER Center for K-12 Black History Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia focuses on research projects and teacher professional development activities that seek to improve K-12 Black history education."


I am honored to serve on the advisory board and will continue to assist throughout the year with this endeavor. 

Inquiries about the center should be directed to this email: Cartercenter18@gmail.com

Having fun at the

Colonial Market Fair!

© 2016 photo by T. Coulchi 

Carnegie Library (Squirrel Hill)

We had a blast building clocks and learning about Benjamin Banneker!  

Colfax Bookfair (Pittsburgh)

Here with Ms. Reed, Colfax librarian, and author Sharon G. Flake at the Barnes & Noble in Homestead, PA. 

Colonial Market Fair 


Mr. Banneker himself! Held ever second week in June at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum!



Hosanna House

Thanks to the University of Pittsburgh, we got the jump on JumpStart Reading! 

boy holding pocket watch