School Visits


Online or in person, Chana loves to share her passion for reading and writing with young people. She is available to give hands-on presentations at schools, libraries, book stores, book fairs, and other venues. She would be happy to work with you to create a program that meets specific needs and interests of your audience. Please contact Chana using the form below to inquire about availability, fees, and all other information.

To request Chana for a school visit, please contact her here.

"Chana Stiefel shared her author’s craft with our elementary students, going above and beyond when our school building was closed by hosting a virtual assembly that hundreds of students truly enjoyed. Chana described her journey as a writer in a way that students could easily relate to, and encouraged creative thinking and perseverance.  She is brilliant and inspiring!"
Dr. Randee Bonagura, Principal
Wantagh Elementary School
Wantagh, NY

"Chana Stiefel’s ability to meet with over 150 students at a time, while personalizing the experience for all, is to be commended.  She shared specific feedback with all who asked questions and with those who shared their personal work. Even during this time, Chana signed books for the children, which they were ecstatic to receive.  Our students simply loved the personal attention they received from such a wonderful author! "
Ms. Briana James, Assistant Principal
Wantagh Elementary School
Wantagh, NY 

"Working with Chana to create a virtual Author Visit was seamless. We moved from an in-person day to online assemblies for our elementary school and had great participation. Chana created two assemblies specific to different grade levels. Chana was very engaging. Loved her hats and fun interaction with the kids!"
Jennifer Vizina / PTA PARP Co-Chair
Wantagh Elementary School
Wantagh, NY

“I can’t sing enough praise for Chana Stiefel. Not only are her books great, she is too! Our youngest students loved hearing her read Daddy Depot and acting out the parts with props. For our older students, Chana worked to create something special just for us relating to our study of advocacy. When Chana shared her non-fiction work with our students, they were mesmerized! Children love hearing about the extraordinary things of the world: like why you really wouldn’t have wanted to live in a castle or bloodsucking bugs! Sure, teachers could read Chana Steifel’s books to their students (and they will love them) but there is something so inspiring to hear her read and talk about her life as an author. “ 

Lisa Compel, Literacy Coach
Anna C. Scott School
Leonia, NJ


"We were thrilled to have Chana Stiefel speak to our students this year. Chana gave three presentations (grades 2-4) and was upbeat and enthusiastic in all three. She shared her love of reading and writing and geared her presentations to the specific grades, successfully engaging the students. The students were fascinated that she writes both fiction and non-fiction and the younger children loved that she used props when she read Daddy Depot to them."

Leah Moskowitz, Librarian
Solomon Schechter Day School
New Milford, NJ


“The Teaneck Public Library has had Chana Stiefel for author visits for a variety of books. For each visit, she has brought something different depending on the audience.  Her visits are always age appropriate and she does a great job engaging and involving the kids in the audience. Highly recommended.”

Amy Sears
Head of Youth Services
Teaneck Public Library 


“Chana Stiefel worked with all of the students in K-5 with a writing workshop style presentation. The students loved learning about sea turtles and trash in space and the oceans. Chana made reading non-fiction fun!”

Lisa Breen, Media Center/Library Specialist
Jessie F. George School
Washington Township, NJ


“Chana is always WONDERFUL! Every time we've had her, she has been a huge hit! Chana has always been prepared for whatever audience shows up; she's flexible and adapts on the fly which is a talent not many presenters have. I can always trust that Chana will deliver a fun and interesting program.”

Danielle Fisher
Children’s Librarian
Maywood Public Library
Maywood, NJ


To request Chana for a school visit, please contact her here.