Calendar


2017

January 2017 | "JaNoWriMo: Write a Middle-Grade Novel in One Month," Jan Term Course | Saint Mary's College, Moraga, California.

March 2 | Mission San Jose Elementary School | Fremont, California

March 7 | Skype visit with high-schoolers | Warren Central High School and GEO International School | Bowling Green, Kentucky

March 9 | Skype visit with 8th-graders | Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School | Omaha, Nebraska

March 10 | Pickleweed Library and Elementary Schools | San Rafael, California

April 11 | Skype visit with Primary Source educators | Watertown, Massachusetts

April 20 | Joaquin Miller Middle School Writing Competition Awards Assembly | Moraga, California

April 21 | Presentation on "Just Fiction: Global Books as Windows and Mirrors" for San Francisco Unified School District Elementary Teacher-Librarians | San Francisco, California

May 5 | Lausanne Collegiate School | Memphis, Tennessee

May 6 | Grub Street Writers Conference Workshop on Creating a Sense of Place in Fiction | Boston, Massachusetts

May 7 | Keynote | Massachusetts School Library Association Conference | Cape Cod, Massachusetts

May 8 | Pope Francis High School | Framingham, Massachusetts

May 9 | Zervas and Horace Mann Elementary Schools | Newton, Massachusetts

May 17 | Saklan School Book Fair | Moraga, California

May 17 | Tandem Partners in Early Learning Storybook Gala | San Francisco, California

May 31 - June 2 | BookExpo America | New York, New York

June 4 | Bay Area Book Festival Panel on South Asian Children's Fiction | 10 a.m. | Hotel Shattuck | Berkeley, California

June 6 | TIGER BOY paperback release | Charlesbridge

June 23-26 | American Library Association Convention | Chicago, Illinois

July 9 -15 | Faculty |  Summer Camp at the Barn | Highlights Foundation | Honesdale, Pennsylvania

September 9 | Speaker | Writing for Change | San Francisco, California

September 12  | YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR Book Release Day | FSG / Macmillan

September 12  | Chat with Jen Fulwiler on Catholic Channel | 12:20 p.m. PST | Sirius XM Radio

September 17 | Brooklyn Book Festival | Brooklyn, New York

September 18 | Queens Public Library Events | Queens, New York

September 23 | Boston Teen Author Festival | Boston, Massachusetts

September 24, 2 p.m. | YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR Book Launch Party | Newtonville Books | Newton, Massachusetts

October 1, 2 p.m. | YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR Book Launch Party | Mrs. Dalloway's Books | Berkeley, California

October 3 - October 8 | Fierce Reads Book Tour


October 14, 3 p.m. | "Best of Both Worlds" Presentation with Mom and Signing | Milpitas Public Library | Milpitas, California

October 19, 7 p.m. | "Books as Windows and Mirrors: Conversations about Race, Culture, and Power" | Athenian School  | Danville, California

October 21 | Panel Presentation and Signing | Vegas Valley Book Festival | Las Vegas, Nevada

October 26 - October 29 | Faculty | Highlights Foundation Workshop | Honesdale, Pennsylvania

October 30 | Author Visit | Friends Seminary School | New York, New York

October 30 | Author Visit | Horace Greeley High School | Chappaqua, New York

November 1 | Author Visit | Horace Mann School | Newton, Massachusetts

November 2 | Author Visit | Willard School | Concord, Massachusetts

November 3 | Author Visit | Wondermore | Boston, Massachusetts

November 4 | Speaker | What's New in Children's Books? | Wondermore | Boston, Massachusetts

November 5 | Panelist | YALSA Symposium | Louisville, Kentucky

November 15-17 | Author Visit | Kalamazoo Public Library Youth Literature Seminar | Kalamazoo, Michigan

November 18 | Panel Presentation and Book Signing | National Council of Teachers of English Convention | St. Louis, Missouri

November 20-21 | Assembly on Literature for Adolescents Workshop | St. Louis, Missouri

December 1-3 | Faculty | Big Sur Writer's Conference | Big Sur, California

2016

January 2016 | "The Least of These: Marginalized Children in Oakland," Jan Term Course, Saint Mary's College, Moraga, California.

February 22 | Los Perales Elementary School | Moraga, California

February 23 | Skype Author Visit | Dublin, Ohio

March 1 | Crossroads Middle School North | Monmouth Junction, New Jersey

March 2 | Crossroads Middle School South | Monmouth Junction, New Jersey

March 3 | P.S. 230 | Brooklyn, New York

March 3 | International School of Brooklyn | Brooklyn, New York

March 4 | Smith Middle School | Ramsay, New Jersey

March 9 | Skype Presentation | Primary Source | Watertown, Massachusetts

March 10 | Beach Elementary School | Piedmont, California

March 16 | Wildwood School | Piedmont, California

March 18 | Mills College Children's School | Oakland, California

April 14 | Manzanita School | Richmond, California

April 16 | 11 a.m. show followed by book signing | Bay Area Children's Theater adaptation of RICKSHAW GIRL opens in San Francisco | Children's Creativity Museum Theater, 221 4th St, San Francisco, California

April 22 | Havens Elementary School | Piedmont, California

May 12 | Fairmont Elementary School | El Cerrito, California

May 18 | Skype Visit | Warren Central High School | Bowling Green, Kentucky

May 22 | 2 p.m. show followed by book signing | Bay Area Children's Theater adaptation of RICKSHAW GIRL closes in Berkeley | Osher Studio, 2055 Center Street, Berkeley, California

May 26 | Literacy Day | Harbor House | Oakland, California

June 3 | Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California Institute | San Francisco, California

July 14 - 16 | Keynote | NCTE WLU Literacies for All Summer Institute | St. Louis, Missouri

July 17 -23 | Faculty |  Summer Camp at the Barn | Highlights Foundation | Honesdale, Pennsylvania

August 23 | Book Release |  Open Mic: Riffs Between Cultures in Ten Voices | Paperback

September 7 | Skype Author Visit | San Antonio, Texas

September 12 | Los Perales Elementary School | Moraga, California

September 14 | Seven Hills School | Walnut Creek, California

September 30  | Golden High School | Denver, Colorado

October 24-28 | Boston-area school visits | Concord, Cambridge, Brookline, Beverly, and Boston, Massachusetts

November 5 | Festival of South Asian Children's Content | Milpitas, California

November 16 - 18 | Presenter | National Council of Teachers of English Convention | Atlanta, Georgia

December 2-3 | South Asian Book Award Ceremony | National Council for the Social Studies Convention | Washington, D.C.

December 8 | Live Oak School | San Francisco, California

2015

January 2015 | "The Least of These: Marginalized Children in the Bay Area," Jan Term Course, Saint Mary's College, Moraga, California.

March 6-8 | Big Sur Writer's Conference | Seaside, California.

March 14 | "Writing a Personal Narrative: Part Three," San Leandro Library, San Leandro, California.

March 27 | Moderating Big Read Panel, San Leandro Library, San Leandro, California.

March 31 | Author Visit, The Berkeley School, Grades 3-5, Berkeley, California.

April 14 | Release of TIGER BOY (Charlesbridge), a novel for upper elementary readers set in West Bengal, India.

April 14 | 6-7:30 p.m., Teen Author Panel, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette, California.

April 15 | Author Visit, Malcolm X School, Oakland, California.

April 18 | 1 p.m., West Coast Book Launch Party, Mrs. Dalloway's Books, Berkeley, California.

April 20 | 5-7:30 p.m., Children's Institute, American Bookseller's Association, Pasadena, California.

April 21 | Middle School Book Club, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, California.

April 22 |  Author Visit, Chabot Elementary, Oakland, California.

April 25 |  Workshop on Writing Race and Culture in Fiction, New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference, Springfield, Massachusetts.

April 26  | 4 p.m., East Coast Book Launch Party, Newtonville Books, Newton, Massachusetts.

April 27 | Author Visit, Willard School, Concord, Massachusetts.

April 28  | Author Visit, Mitchell School, Needham, Massachusetts.

April 28  | Author Visit, Haggerty School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

April 29  | Author Visit, Zervas School, Newton, Massachusetts.

April 29  | Author Visit, Chestnut Hill School, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

May 2  |  12 p.m., California Independent Bookstore Day, Orinda Books, Orinda, California.

May 2  |  1 p.m., California Independent Bookstore Day, Towne Books, Pleasanton, California.

May 28 | Author Visit, Los Perales School, Moraga, California.

June 2  | Author Visit, Pinole Schools, Pinole, California.

June 6-7 | Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley, California.

June 20  | Hubbub Children's Literature Festival, Boston, Massachusetts.

June 28 | YA Author Coffee, ALA Convention, San Francisco, California.

August 3 | Author Visit, Harbor House, Oakland, California.

September 29 | Author Visit, Rye Country Day School, Rye, New York.

September 30 | Author Visit, Hackley School, Tarrytown, New York.

October 1 | Author Visit, Willard School, Concord, Massachusetts.

October 9 | Author Presentation, KidQuake, San Francisco, California.

October 27 | Author Panel, Bay Area Young Adult Librarians Forum, San Leandro, California.

October 27 |  Release Date, What Did Jesus Ask? Today's Christian Leaders Illuminate the Words of Christ, edited by Elizabeth Dias, Time Books (contributing author)

December 4-6 | Faculty, Big Sur Writer's Conference | Big Sur, California.


See descriptions of author presentations here. For booking information, contact me.