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Uses of Author Interviews for Social Studies Educators & Students

Introduce students to authors who have lived the events you're studying,

for example …

Authors share expertise on the topics you're teaching,

for example …

  • The relevance of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision discussed by Toni Morrison
  • School bullying explored by James Howe

What is an Author Interview?

  • Author Interviews are interviews with authors and illustrators in video, audio, and written formats.
  • Meet-the-Author Programs are filmed by in the homes and studios of award-winning authors and illustrators to enable readers to connect with the author the moment they are studying a book.

Authors talk about:

  • Writing
  • Journaling
  • Working with ideas
  • Doing research
  • Bringing history to life
  • Being a professional author

Illustrators reveal:

  • Diverse art techniques
  • Approaches to book design
  • Illustrating fiction and nonfiction
  • Being a professional illustrator

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Here are some curricular uses submitted by educators…

  • "I bring up individual books and concepts for students with specific issues. Love this."
    - Karin from Indiana
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