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Speaker Profile - Cindy L. Rodriguez


Region: New England (CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME)
Age Levels: 11-13 and 14-17
Will Travel: < 500 miles
Skype Visit: Yes
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Hi! I’m Cindy L. Rodriguez, the author of the YA novel WHEN REASON BREAKS (Bloomsbury 2015), the essay 'I'm a Survivor" in the anthology LIFE INSIDE MY MIND: 31 AUTHORS SHARE THEIR PERSONAL STRUGGLES (Simon Pulse 2018), and VOLLEYBALL ACE (2020), DRILL TEAM DETERMINATION (2021), and GYMNASTICS PAYBACK (2021), all part of Capstone's Jake Maddox series. I am one of the founders of the blog Latinxs in Kid Lit and a member of the NESCBWI Equity and Inclusion Team. When I am not doing writerly things, I am working as a middle school reading specialist in Connecticut or hanging with my family and two mutts.

Presentation Description:
I am a former journalist, a published author, and a teacher with 20 years experience. I can do informational or inspirational presentations, or I can do interactive writing lessons with students. I am flexible in terms of outlining a presentation based on the audience and the students' needs.