* January 9-12: "We Are Here" School Tour! Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, Cary, NC and St. Louis, MO!
* Sunday, 1/15: "We Are Here" virtual launch with Brain Lair Books, moderated by Kwame Alexander. Register here!
* Wednesday, 1/18: Salt Lake City School visits with The King's English & Brain Food Books
* Saturday, 1/21: "We Are Here" Storytime at Books Are Magic Montague, hosted by Jacqueline Woodson. RSVP here!
* Saturday, 1/28: Keynote Speaker, Early Childhood Winter Conference, Houston, Texas
*Sunday, 1/29: ALA LibLearnX, New Orleans, LA
* Wednesday, 2/22: Scholastic Book Club virtual school visit
* Saturday, 2/25: Keynote Speaker, Anderson's 21st Annual Children's Literature Breakfast, Woodridge, IL. Register here!
* March 4-5: Tucson Festival of Books. Free & open to the public!
#LikeVanessa heads to the United Arab Emirates! Three presentations, lots of enthusiastic young readers!
School visits are by far the BEST part of the job! Here's a snapshot of my visit to Harrisonburg Public Schools, for their "The World is My Classroom" initiative.
Cool feature on this podcast, chatting up books and authenticity. Check it out here.
I'm happy to share that I've been selected to write a middle grade biography of Serena Williams, the G.O.A.T., publishing with Sterling in August, 2020!
I appeared on Good Day Philadelphia to talk about Freedom Soup. Check out the segment here.
Super thrilled that my friend, Karyn Parsons, star of the iconic TV show, "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and Founder of Sweet Blackberry, hosted my book launch!
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