Bringing more than two decades of dynamic, energetic and relatable public speaking experience to the forefront; Sharifa has an authentic perspective on faith and success that will inspire, educate and motivate students of all ages. Utilizing her gift as an encourager, her mission is to be the spark that ignites our young generation to do more, see more and be more!
Whether in person or virtually, an author visit is a wonderful opportunity for your students to connect with the person and process behind the story as well as set the stage to engage and inspire a wide range of future readers and writers. Not only do author visits offer a fun break from the classroom routine, but they also introduce students to the processes of writing, developing characters, and expressing one’s creativity.
Why would I be great for your school?
Before becoming a mother of two, I’ve always had a love for children and passion for early childhood education. My presentation is entertaining, inspiring, and can be tailored to specific grade-level content. Along with a read-aloud of my book, I will discuss my journalism background, my journey as an author, the lessons my books teach, and how I used the writing process to become an author.
Author Visit Options:
Skype Visit: 45 minutes
session of reading and book discussion. It can be tailored in any format to fit your class’ unique needs.
Small-Group/Class Presentation: 45 min-1 hour
•Read aloud of It’s In You
•Discussion of the themes in the book
•Craft activity related to the book (Ideally for K-2)
Author Assembly (for grades K-6) 1 Hour:
• Read aloud of It’s In You and discussion of the books theme/message
• An audiovisual presentation about the author’s background, working in entertainment news and the journey of becoming an author.
• Fascinating Facts Game (A true or false game which covers cool facts about caterpillars and butterflies.)
• Question-and-answer session with the audience
• Book signing (Books would need to be pre-ordered weeks in advance of school visit)
Sample Assembly Schedule:
09:00 – 10:00 – Assembly with K-1st grade
10:00 – 11:00 – Assembly with 2nd – 3rd grade
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – LUNCH
1:00 – 2:00 – Assembly with 4th – 5th grade
- Breaking Into Media
A workshop for students and young professionals desiring to enter into the entertainment or news business. Having worked for both television and print news, with some of the top executives and producers in the business. Sharifa has key insider information, that she never learned within the walls of an academic institution. With her unique experience and candid knowledge of the business, she breaks down the tools necessary to break in and stay in, as the industry continues to evolve.
- Fearless x Success
What drives you? Fear or Love? Ask a seven-year-old what they want to be when they grow up and they will tell you without hesitation! See children grow up believing they can be anything. That’s until they become adults and get their first rejection, or some other person convinces them otherwise. Ultimately being fearless doesn’t mean you never get scared. It means you’re scared, but you go for it anyway. Sharifa a.k.a “Mrs. Fearless” knows first hand what a fearful or fearless mindset can do. Through her own personal stories, she inspires and encourages people of all ages to do more than just “dream big” but achieve it! We only get one life to use all of our gifts and talents, this is not rehearsal, it’s now or never!
For visits outside Sharifa’s home area, transportation and lodging expenses will be covered by visit sponsor.
Please use the contact form or email firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and further information regarding visiting your school or organization.