A Lasting Impact
School Visits & Book Signings
I travel full-time as a public speaker and author passionate about encouraging youth.
As a student who struggled to learn how to read himself, I enjoy sharing my love of reading, and I hope my enthusiasm and personal story will inspire students to read more. A good book can expand its readers' imagination, transport them to new worlds, allow them to empathize with emotions they never knew they could understand, and make a person fall in love with both a story and its characters.
The Kalib Andrews Chronicles is a Diverse Fantasy Series that aims to tell stories that reflect the full array of our diverse world. Representation in storytelling is a topic that is close to my heart and one that I am passionate about. When students see themselves represented in the stories they read, it not only validates their experiences but also inspires them to believe that they, too, can achieve anything they set their minds to.
Typically, at schools, I speak about my journey of becoming a writer and eventually publishing my first book. I talk about why I chose to write a book with so many diverse characters; I then read a chapter from my first book, after which I host a Q&A. The presentation runs for about 40 mins. And is targeted at grades 3-12. If you are interested in bringing me to your school, please contact me for further information on how we can make it happen for FREE,
“Several kids came into school with their books in hand, telling me what page they were on. Many teachers expressed a big thank you!"
~Monica Mitchell / 3rd Grade Teacher / Harvest Hill Steam Academy
“I appreciate the work that you do. The kids need it, and they've actually enjoyed it. Rudy from first already finished both novels!"
~Angel Meza / English / San Jacinto High School