Episode 88! "School Visit Survey Part 5: Next Steps ," by Michelle Cusolito


Welcome to episode 88 of our kidlitwomen* podcast! Usually, this podcast features an essay about an issue in the children's literature community (Monday) and a discussion about the essay (Wednesday). 

In this episode, Michelle Cusolito shares Part 5 of the School Visit Survey she and Jeannette Bradley conducted in March 2018. You can read the five parts of this survey at these links:

2018 Survey: “Transparency in Pay for Author & Illustrator School Visits”

School Visits Survey Part 2: Pricing

School Visit Survey Part 3: Is There a Gender Gap?

School Visit Survey Part 4: Free and Reduced-Price Visits

School Visit Survey Part 5: Next Steps

Please come back on Wednesday to hear the discussion about this survey.

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Michelle Cusolito has been exploring natural places since she was a child growing up on a farm in Massachusetts. She has lived in the Philippines, where she first saw colorful fish in the wild, and in Ireland, where she and her family hiked the Burren, an otherworldly limestone landscape. She has trekked in places such as Machu Picchu in Peru and the Sahara Desert in Morocco. She spent ten years as a fourth grade teacher. Now, when she's not exploring around in the world, she's usually in her office or local coffee shop weaving her experiences into stories for children.

Grace Lin