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Erin Silver

Erin Silver

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I’m a children’s author and with three books available and several more on the way. My middle grade novel, Just Watch Me, is a laugh-out-loud book about social media and video games (Common Deer Press, October 2020). It also deals with serious topics like divorce and bullying. What Kids Did: Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of COVID-19 (Second Story Press on October 27) is about the ways kids around the world helped others during the pandemic. Proud to Play: Canadian LGBTQ+ athletes who made history (Lorimer, January 2021), is a non-fiction book about the experience of Canadian LGBTQ athletes in professional sports. I have been writing professionally for nearly 20 years. My work has appeared in everything from The Washington Post and Globe and Mail to Harper’s Bazaar and Good Housekeeping. I have a postgraduate journalism degree and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction. I’m a member of CANSCAIP, SCBWI, IBBY and TWUC. I offer virtual author visits and I'm represented by Hilary McMahon. Visit me online at erinsilver.ca.  

City:
Toronto
Province:
Ontario

Publications

Just Watch Me. 2020, Common Deer Press
What Kids Did: Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of COVID-19. 2020, Second Story Press
Proud to Play: Canadian LGBTQ+ athletes who made history. 2021, Lorimer Kids Press
Sitting Shiva. 2022, Orca
Rush Hour: Navigating Our Global Traffic Jam. 2022, Orca
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

What Kids Did: Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of COVID-19 is an inspiring picture book about the ways kids around the world helped others during the pandemic. Timely and relevant, there are lots of activities and curriculum tie-ins that can be explored based on the amazing stories in the book (recommended for ages 6-10).

Presentation Length:
45 minutes
Genre:
COVID-19 Pandemic, nonfiction for kids, fiction writing for kids
Grades:
3-6
Audience Size:
any
Workshop Description:

We all experienced the pandemic differently. While some were sad or lonely, others were resilient and used their talents and abilities to help others. This presentation looks at the ways kids around the world helped others. Inspiring, timely and relevant, it's a great way to help kids explore their feelings, the ways they helped others, or things they can do to make a difference going forward. Classroom activities include a virtual presentation, trailer, word search, fitness activities and recipies.