Patricia Polacco

Patricia Polacco

Keynote Speaker: Award-Winning Children's Author & Illustrator; Dyslexia & Learning Disabilities Advocate

Patricia Polacco Biography

Patricia Polacco is an award-winning children's author, an illustrator, and a dyslexia & learning disabilities advocate.

Polacco struggled in school because she was unable to read until age 14 due to dyslexia; she found relief by expressing herself through art. Polacco endured teasing and hid her disability until a school teacher recognized that she could not read and began to help her. Her book "Thank You, Mr. Falker" is Polacco's retelling of this encounter and its outcome. She also wrote such books as "Mr. Lincoln's Way" and "The Lemonade Club".

She is a guest lecturer in many universities and has been awarded numerous honorary degrees in Arts and Letters. She has a distinguished record as an international advocate for the rights of children. She has also established literary and art courses of study for young people both nationally and internationally.

She is a member of the National First Amendment Rights Coalition and has fought tirelessly for this cause. She is also known as a champion of classroom teachers in our country, a cause sharpened by her association with Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut as a guest author and artist in residence. The tragic loss of both members of the faculty as well as children on December 14th, 2012 affected her life profoundly. The shock of this event caused her to collapse, be hospitalized and undergo open heart surgery to save her life. The grief of this set her on a path of establishing a series of lectures designed to raise the awareness of the plight of our classroom teachers as well as encouraging students to reach out to each other and include those who are perceived to be "different". She has also designed an anti bullying campaign that has earned her national recognition.

To date she has written and illustrated over 115 books for children. She is also a playwright and is in the process of penning for adults. She is a much sought after lecturer and keynote speaker and is considered one of the most inspiring speakers of our time.

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Patricia Polacco Videos

Patricia Polacco talks about her new book Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece
Patricia Polacco talks about her new book Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece
Patricia Polacco: 2012 National Book Festival
Patricia Polacco: 2012 National Book Festival
Patricia Polacco speaks to our Elementary students
Patricia Polacco speaks to our Elementary students

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Patricia Polacco is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Patricia Polacco for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Patricia Polacco generally travels from Union City, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Patricia Polacco for an upcoming event.

Patricia Polacco Videos

Patricia Polacco talks about her new book Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece
Patricia Polacco talks about her new book Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece
Patricia Polacco: 2012 National Book Festival
Patricia Polacco: 2012 National Book Festival
Patricia Polacco speaks to our Elementary students
Patricia Polacco speaks to our Elementary students
The Teacher Who Changed Everything
The Teacher Who Changed Everything
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