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Speaker Profile - Rebecca Langston-George


Region: California: Central/Coastal
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: < 500 miles
Skype Visit: No
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I'm the Regional Advisor for the SCBWI Central-Coastal region. My 12 published book titles include Orphan Trains: Taking the Rails to a New Life (September, 2016, Capstone Press) a National Council on Social Studies Notable book for 2017, as well as For the Right to Learn: The Malala Yousafzai Story (August, 2015, Capstone Press) a Skipping Stones Multicultural Award Winner. My other titles include Deep Cover Spies and Double Crossers of the Cold War; Fearless Spies and Daring Deeds of World War II, The Booth Brothers: Drama, Fame and the Death of President Lincoln and The Women's Rights Movement.  California Reading Association recently recognized me with the Armin Schulz award for writing that promotes social justice.  When I'm not writing I can be found teaching fifth grade in Bakersfield, California. 

Presentation Description:
The author of twelve nonfiction books for young readers, Rebecca Langston-George is available for school visits, readings, literacy events and writing workshops weekends, evenings and non-traditional school days. She's a full time educator with 25 years in the classroom, having taught just about everything from 1st grade to remedial college English. Currently, she teaches fifth grade in Bakersfield, California and serves as the Regional Advisor for SCBWI Central-Coastal California. 

Rebecca offers three assemblies specifically geared toward the audience grade level, interest and Common Core standards. As an educator, she's skilled at serving up interesting content for students and relating it to standards while maintaining a positive and fun learning environment. 

History, Biography and a Little Dash of Dirt is a lively assembly focused on her Booth Brothers: Drama, Fame, and the Death of President Lincoln book. She covers little known facts about the Civil War and President Lincoln's assassination as well as tips for researching and writing great reports. Suitable for Jr. and Sr. High. 45 minutes plus questions.

Malala, Cesar and Everyday Heroes is a fun and informative assembly featuring Rebecca's award winning biography For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story and her most recent book Cesar Chavez: Get to Know the Leader who Won Rights for Workers. The presentation includes how to write a great biography. Suitable for grades 2-6 with some information on Orphan Trains if the audience includes grades 5-6. 45 minutes plus questions. 

Wiggly Fun with Words is an interactive presentation for grades K-1 chock-full of Rebecca's fun published finger rhymes for the audience to act out as well as a some bite sized writing for fun information. 25-30 minutes with lots of audience participation.

Rebecca also gives presentations for fellow writers on writing for children, creating interesting nonfiction, and revising with purpose. 

Contact Rebecca for a price quote.