Write to Connect

Check back in January 2022 to enter!

Write to Connect gives your class the chance to send questions to and receive responses from an author and illustrator.

Write to Connect

Check back in January 2022 to enter!

Write to Connect gives your class the chance to send questions to and receive responses from an author and illustrator.

Win a Zoom visit with an author and illustrator!*

*Six winners will be randomly selected, one of whom will win a live Zoom visit for their school.

Here’s how it works:

1

Read:

If you’re one of the six winners, we’ll send you a copy of My Two Border Towns written by David Bowles and illustrated by Erika Meza.

2

Write:

After you read the book in class, have your students write letters to the author and illustrator with their questions.

3

Mail:

Mail the letters to us in the provided prepaid envelopes.

4

Excite:

The author and illustrator will read your letters, then send a personalized letter back to your class! You’ll also receive some fun #AllBooksForAllKids-themed items.

5

Watch:

We’ll send winners a video from the author and illustrator where they answer some of the questions they received.

BONUS:

If you’re the grand prize winner, you’ll get all the above plus a live Zoom visit with the author and illustrator for your school!

My Two Border Towns by David Bowles and Illustrated by Erika Meza

Featured Book

A boy and his father cross the United States-Mexico border every other Saturday, visiting their favorite places, spending time with family and friends, and sharing in the responsibility of community care. My Two Border Towns by David Bowles, with stunning watercolor illustrations by Erika Meza, pays tribute to the complexity and vibrancy of life on the US-Mexico border.

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You’ve Got Mail

Winners will receive a link to the author and illustrator video, a prize package that includes a copy of the book for their classroom library, and a signed letter to their class from the author and illustrator. We’ll also throw in some #AllBooksForAllKids swag for the students and classroom!*

*Each package will contain merchandise for up to 35 students and one classroom. Merchandise will vary.

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Previous Author Videos

Check out these videos featuring authors answering questions about their books!

Dan Santat, Author of
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back up Again

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Jessika von Innerebner,
Author of
Kevin the Unicorn:
It’s Not All Rainbows

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Inspired by a Teacher

This idea was inspired by Barrington, Illinois, elementary teacher Jennifer Parisi, whose summer-school students wrote to authors to build a connection while developing their writing skills.

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Jen Parisi