Bull Rider

My teachers and students raved about how interesting you were...we loved how you told the stories behind the stories...You captured their attention from the beginning. — Desiree Beard, Lake Dallas Middle School, Lake Dallas, Texas

An interesting, funny, talented person who communicates a real interest and caring about students and their reading and writing habits. — Terry Rose, McLoughlin Middle School, Vancouver, Washington

You truly mesmerized our students and created great interest in your book … you were just wonderful and you had such a positive impact on the students. — Sarah T. Severs, J.P. Burley Middle School, Charlottesville, Virginia

The students enjoyed your presentation and it was very motivating for us teachers as well. Thank you for making great literature so accessible to the kids! — Katherine Giszack, Charlottesville Catholic School, Charlottesville, Virginia

Her presentation was both informative and fascinating to our students. Our young readers and writers at the Ohio Virtual Academy appreciated seeing what inspired her to write such a great story. — Kelly Booth, Ohio Virtual Academy

 

Made in China

Your presentation was fascinating and your book will be my primary resource for our China unit. . . Thank you, not only for your lecture, but for writing a book that students will love to read. — Cris Barry, sixth grade teacher California

Breaking down ethnic and cultural barriers by informing young readers about Chinese scientific thought and inventions, Made in China, provides a view of science and history from a vantage point seldom mentioned in books or classrooms. — Midwest Book Review

 

Piñatas and Smiling Skeletons

As multiculturalism becomes a reality  . . . It’s good that children have access to books like this one that are both intelligent and fun to read, neither weighted down with the dreary stereotypes of previous decades nor oppressively P.C. This is a happy book. — From New Mission News Review

 

Celebrating Los Días de Los Muertos Teacher Workshop

Suzanne Williams and her guests share a culturally rich workshop well worth attending. . . Each time I attend one of the sessions I learn more to share with my high school students — Joanne Dunnican, High School English Teacher, Nevada

 

The Inuit

Suzanne completed an excellent book on Inuit culture. . . Due to our geographical location, we are not always so fortunate to receive writers like Suzanne who are not only willing to come into the community but to learn from its inhabitants as well.

Suzanne is not someone who merely gives what she is doing “lip service.” She has proven that she will come through for our students.  A rather refreshing attitude! — Bev Hill, Principal, Nunavut, Canada

 

The Cherokee

I think the book is EXCELLENT, and one of the best I have seen for children. — Lisa Stopp, member, Cherokee Nation

 

From the Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA

Everyone really enjoyed the presentation from your book and your rapport with the children was great! . . . The workshop activities were interesting, educational and fun for our visitors—a good hands on scientific experience. — Heather Whitehill, Special Events Coordinator