Author - Presenter - Master Teacher Marina BudhosMARINA BUDHOS is a presenter and master teacher.  She is available as a speaker for keynotes & book readings, school presentations,  educator & librarian training & writing workshops.

Please email us if you are interested in scheduling a visit.

“Behind the Book loves Marina Budhos’ books. They are accessible, compelling and speak to NYC public school students by embodying real-world situations that many of our students are living through.” — Jo Umans, Executive Director


 Talks and Workshops:

  • Building Empathy through Books in our Divided and Diverse Country
  • Crossing Over from Adult to Young Adult—What’s the Difference?
  • Writing Politics, Writing Character
  • Research and Storymaking in Fiction & Nonfiction
  • I’m Not So Young So How Do I Write Young?
  • Mastering the Coming of Age Story

 Teacher’s Guides

Teacher Guide - for Educators - by author and speaker, Marina Budhos

Teacher’s Guide for Sugar Changed the World
Teacher’s Guide for Eyes of the World aligned to Common Core standards
Teacher’s Guide for Tell Us We’re Home
with Questions, Activities, Text Connections & Paired Readings
Tell Us We’re Home: Mother-Daughter Book Club Discussion Guide Now Available
Free lesson plan using Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers on Second Generation Stories

Some organizations Marina has worked with as a speaker:


Keynotes

Greater NY Librarian’s Conference


School & Library Visits

Visit to Silver Creek School, near Buffalo:

Author and Speaker Marina Budhos - Silver Creek School, NY

Credit to Sue Bartle


Town Hall Event at the University of Maryland-College Park, sponsored by the Asian American Student Union & Asian American Studies:

Author and Speaker Marina Budhos - University of Maryland, College Park - Asian American Student Union


Visit with Bronx International High School:

Author and Speaker Marina Budhos - Bronx International High School


Singapore Writer’s Festival:

Author and Speaker Marina Budhos - Singapore Writers Festival


Speakeasy at Edward R. Murrow High School:

Author and Speaker Marina Budhos - Speakeasy - High School


Writing Workshops

Writing Workshop at 826 Valencia, San Francisco, CA:

Author and Speaker Marina Budhos - Writing Workshop 826-valencia

“Thank you so much for working with our seventh graders yesterday.  Your passion for writing and enthusiasm for their ideas really engaged the students and inspired them to write. “ — Jillian Wasick, Program Manager

 

 

Behind the Book, “Ask Me No Questions” & Writing Workshop:

Author and Speaker Marina Budhos - Behind the Book“Marina is a wonderful presence in the classroom; clear in her presentation and honest in her responses to student’s questions. Her books give students, whether reluctant readers or not, the opportunity to form well rounded opinions and defend them amongst their peers with an author who knows how to keep them thinking and talking.” — Jo Umans, Executive Director


Skype Visits

Skype visit with Swan Hills School in Ontario, Canada:

Author and Speaker Marina Budhos - Swan Hills Visit - Canada“Thank you for letting us read your wonderful work. It was such a pleasure for us to be able to talk to you even though we don’t have the same timezone … You are a very talented and gorgeous writer.” —

 

Author and Speaker Marina Budhos - Marc Aronson

“Marina and Marc’s video chat with the young authors at the Iowa Historical Museum’s summer Young Writer’s Workshop was a highlight of the students’ week. Above all else the young writers got a glimpse inside Marina and Marc’s minds and process first hand and could ask them questions and imagine becoming like them in the future.” — Stephanie Hemphill, Iowa Historical Society