Do you mind if I invite myself over?  I would love to come visit your school, childcare, or child-friendly organization.  I can also contribute to parent night activities or participate in an upcoming community event.  Here is what you can expect during my visit:

  • A reading from my book about human rights activist Dolores Huerta.
  • Art activities that will teach your child to explore the difference between superheroes and real-life heroes.
  • Music and Movement activities that develop leadership and team building skills.
  • An exploration of how we can address bullying behaviors
  • A book signing.

I can also work with you to customize our time together.  My presentations are a good fit for lots of themes including:

  • Child Activism
  • Leadership
  • All About Me/Who Am I?
  • Bullying Prevention
  • History Month Celebrations
  • Writing an autobiography, biography, or memoir

My rates are negotiable.  Please send a note to to set up our visit.


Schedule and Location
My presentations work best in rooms with space for moving, dancing, play acting, reading and crafting. I also need access to an electrical outlet for my music player.  All activities can be done in one area, but we will use washable markers during my visit and things could get messy! Please let me know if other arrangements will be necessary.  I will work with you to craft a visit that serves the interests of your preschool to 5th grader.  If you would like to plan visits for multiple groups in one day please give me 15 minutes between each visit.  My program is 45 minutes long.  I provide all of my own art materials.  Please tell me how many children you expect so that I can be prepared.

Book Sale & Signing
If you order books before my visit I can sign them for your families! Brilliance Audio offers a discount for bulk book orders.  Contact Darci Swanson by Email – , or by phone 1-800-648-2312.


Feel free to modify this Sample Order Form.  Parents can use it to order books from your school.

Community Engagement
I love a crowd!  Parents, journalists, volunteers and community members are welcome to attend my program. Please take this opportunity to promote our upcoming visit.  Mail this Press Release to local media and school or district newsletter editors.  Let’s start a community conversation about what we can do to help our children become heroes!




Do you have teacher trainings, workshops or a parent night coming up?  May I join you?  As an educator, I’ve experienced the impact superhero play can have on child interactions.  My training, Transforming Superhero Play into Leadership Learning, explores why this style of play happens, how it fits into child development, and how we can use it to build relationships, cognitive growth and self-esteem.  My workshop is perfect for caregivers who want to turn their aspiring superheroes into real heroes.

Teachers and caregivers in our community need resource that support anti-bias practice and conversation. Great biographies educate, but aren't they boring?  In my training How the Books We Write and Share Can Change the World we will explore biographical writing that instructs AND addresses the interests and needs of the child audience.


Writing for Expression and Awareness

Do you work with a preteens or teenagers?    We will strengthen our abilities to advocate for social justice through writing.  We will each cultivate a sense of purpose as artists.  We will also examine how our unique world views and perspectives can help raise awareness and inspire change.