#WRAD 2019

PLEASE NOTE: I will be Skyping on TUESDAY, JANUARY 29th this year and my day is now FULL. For the waiting list or list for future Skype-days, please fill out the form below.


Unfortunately, this year I will be unable to Skype on the official World Read Aloud Day, February 1, but I love World Read Aloud Day and hope that some of you will be free on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

For me it's always a whirlwind of fun, meeting hundreds of children all around the country in a single day! If you are interested in scheduling a 15-20 minute Skype — in which I’ll chat, read, and answer questions — please read the guidelines and fill out the form below, and I will do my best to accommodate you and your students.. 

For Our Visit:

  • It's best if classrooms are familiar with at least one of my other in-print books before our Skype. Well-prepared and enthusiastic children enjoy and benefit from author visits the most!

  • Students' questions for Deborah should be prepared in advance.

  • Please be familiar with Skype before arranging a visit.

  • Please set your webcam up so that Deborah can see students’ faces.

  • Confirm that your audio and video are working, before the visit.

  • Send a contact request before the day of the visit, to “debfreedman”.

  • Please do not record an entire Skype session.

  • Select a time slot HERE, and please provide the following info:

Name *
Have you or your students Skyped with me before? *
I have read the guidelines above. *
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