Once a year, on World Read Aloud Day (WRAD), the kidlit community offers free, 20-minute virtual visits to schools around the world. Here’s how to schedule a visit from your favorite author or illustrator:
- Sign up for Kate Messner’s newsletter. She gathers the names and contact information of all the authors and illustrators who participate in WRAD and sends out a Google Doc to her subscribers sometime in November or December.
- As soon as you get that newsletter from Kate, contact the author(s) or illustrator(s) you’re hoping to book. Slots go FAST, so don’t wait!
- Log on for your virtual author visit on February 7, 2024 and ENJOY!
Many authors and illustrators who participate in WRAD offer early access to their sign-up sheets to newsletter subscribers. If you have a particular person in mind for WRAD, subscribe to their newsletter list for first dibs!