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


Nerd Camp Pennsylvania 2021: 
July 15th ~ Virtual 
Summer STEM!

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The Carter Center for K-12 Black History 
4th Annual TBH Conference: 
July 23rd - 25th ~ Virtual 
Behind the Lies; Uncovering Historical Truths 

Elementary STEM CON & Beyond 2021: 
April 16th ~ Virtual 
Authors on Creativity Panel

Read Across America: 
March 2nd ~ South Topsail Elementary
Virtual Story Time!

NSTA Conference: 

April 4th ~ Boston, MA 

Linking Literacy


Colonial Market Fair:

June 13th ~ Catonsville, MD

Market Fair & Book Signing 

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

July 24th ~ Kansas City, MO

Attending: Teaching HERstories

Elementary STEM Club: 

Aug 30th ~ Virtual 


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

© 2016 photo by T. Coulchi 

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

Hosanna House

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

Shana Keller hosting craft fair at the Carnegie Library children's workshop

Carnegie Library (Squirrel Hill)

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

Colfax Elementary school librarian posing with author Shana Keller and Sharon G. Flake

Having fun at the

Colonial Market Fair!

colonial americans people dressed period costumes singing troupe

Colonial Market Fair 

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



Colfax Bookfair (Pittsburgh)

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