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Unforgettable Author/Illustrator Visits

If you are ready for a breath of fresh air for your school or library event, you have come to the right place! 

Jesse has been wowing students and teachers alike with his presentations, workshops, keynotes and classes. 

Children of all ages have responded with resounding appreciation to Jesse's enthusiasm and passion about his art.


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Testimonials:

"Jesse Watson's brilliant presentation to the Mountain View Elementary students sharing Chess Rumble was fascinating as well as superbly orchestrated. Jesse is masterful at connecting with his audiences, and his art is stunning!"
-Libby Reid, President, Board of Directors, Centrum

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"I've seen Jesse conduct art workshops, make presentations for larger groups of our elementary-aged students, and even provide staff development for our teachers. In each setting several issues are consistent. Our kids love him. Our staff loves him. They're engaged and participating with him and his activities. Working with Jesse is fun. The kids know that he enjoys being with them and sharing what he does. Listening to their conversations after working with Jesse tells me how highly they value Jesse and his work."
- Frank Brou, Principal, Mt. View Elementary School

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"Jesse's generosity of spirit is inspiring and appreciated. His visit to Hunt's Point Correctional Facility was one of the highlights of the last seven years I've been teaching in NYC."
-Jessica Fenster-Sparber, Library Coordinator, Passages Academy

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"Jesse has a rare gift of immense visual arts talent coupled with the ability to share the arts with young people. His gentle and fun loving nature elicits the very best work from his students. The  students, parents, and staff adore him!"
-Susan Doyle, Program Manager, PT Artscape

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Book Jesse for your school or library event now. 

Arrange an unforgettable event with Jesse. Hear how he takes ideas and grows them into the books that you find in the book store and library. Give young minds this opportunity to learn and be indpired by the simple steps Jesse shares for young authors and artists alike. He gives them the tools they need to see themselves and their limitless potential. Get ready to be inspired! 

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Pricing

Full day $1200 
Half day $650 
Assembly $400
Workshop 1** $300
Workshop 2*** $400


*plus travel and lodging expenses, if applicable , on all pricing options 
** 45-60 minute workshop including a shorter version of Jesse's presentation and a hands on activity
*** 60-90 minute workshop including Jesse's presentation and a hands on activity with follow up

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Discounts...
* Discounts are available for multiple sessions and consecutive days. Grouping schools in one area together for multiple school visits is a great way to share the costs.

** Special discounts are also available depending on need, contact Jesse for details

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Tips for Great School Visits:

1. Read Jesse's books ahead of time.
2. Have students write and illustrate stories of their own that are inspired by Jesse's books.
3. Create art projects inspired by one of the books.
4. Have students write a book review of one of the books. 
5. Have two classes participate in the process of creating a children's book: each class writes a story for the other class to illustrate.

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Jesse's Featured Books

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Chess Rumble

Ghetto Cowboy

The Soccer Fence

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I and I - Bob Marley

Hope for Haiti

Hank Zipzer series

More titles available upon request

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To order books from the publisher, contact: 


THE SOCCER FENCE

PENGUIN YOUNG READERS GROUP
Call Author Appearance Order Processing at 866-206-5865
Fax your order to 201-256-0013 Attn. Author Appearances
or Email orders to author.appearance.orders@us.penguingroup.com
When ordering, please provide the following information: appearance date, desired arrival date, shipping address, billing name and address (or account number, if you have an account with PGI), contact name and phone number, titles of the books, quantities for each title, ISBN for each title, and any special instructions.


GHETTO COWBOY 

CANDLEWICK PRESS
99 DOVER STREET
SOMERVILLE, MA 02144
schoolandlibraryrep@candlewick.com


I AND I - BOB MARLEY & CHESS RUMBLE

LEE & LOW BOOKS
95 MADISON AVENUE, SUITE # 1205
NEW YORK, NY 10016
212-779-4400 (ph.)
212-683-1894 (fax)
general@leeandlow.com


The HANK ZIPZER series

Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212-366-2372
Fax: 212-366-2933


The ZIGGY AND THE BLACK DINOSAURS series

Simon & Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Customer Service:
1-800-223-2336Holiday House
425 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
212-688-0085
(Ask for Marketing)


THESE THINGS I WISH

Harper Collins
1350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Call Customer Service 1-800-242-7737

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