School Visits

Online or in person, Chana loves to share her passion for reading and writing with young people. Each visit is tailored to your classroom, library, or homeschool needs. Please contact Chana for more information.  Opportunities include:

For PreK-2

  • Fun, interactive read alouds of Chana’s books
  • Chana’s wild writing journey
  • The publishing process from idea to published book
  • How to spark ideas
  • Hands-on activities 
  • Q & A

For elementary & middle school: 

  • The joys of writing fiction & nonfiction
  • Nonfiction know-how
  • Chana’s research process 
  • Chana’s wild writing journey
  • The publishing process from idea to published book
  • Brainstorming ideas
  • Fun writing prompts
  • Q & A

Pricing: Please contact Chana for more information.

Feel free to reach out with questions.

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

Here’s what administrators, teachers, librarians, & students say about Chana’s visits:
Letters from Yavneh Academy 1st graders, Paramus, NJ

"Not only did the girls have an opportunity to hear from you through the lens of an experienced and talented author, but they acquired lessons that touched the heart and instilled in them lessons to take into the future. I'm truly speechless at the experience and so appreciative for all that you shared with us today. What really stood out is how invested you are in each project and how intentional you are in the process and beyond. Your impact is far-reaching!"
Rochelie Benjamin, General Studies Principal
Bnos Leah, Monsey, NY 
"We would like to thank you for two amazing programs. Your book about Yaffa Eliach's inspirational life and work as a groundbreaking historian and educator brought our community together. We thank you for your expertise, passion, engaging presentation, and collaboration....We are so excited to work with students and families in the months ahead to document our own community stories through photographs. We know that every resident of Wisconsin, the United States, and the world will benefit from learning how a girl named Yaffa from Eishyshok changed the way we learn about and remember the Holocaust."
Samantha Abramson, Executive Director; Mark Miller, Board Chair, Michael A. Morris, Community Engagement Manager
Holocaust Education Resource Center, Milwaukee, WI
"Thank you for donating your time to World Read Aloud Day. Your presentation was perfect. We loved how you read The Tower of Life, gave us background information, and shared your family's personal connections. I know my student's visit to the Holocaust Museum in May will be all the more meaningful because of your book and time shared with us.
Many, many thanks!!!!"
Ellen Bunn
K-8 Librarian
EAGLE School, Madison, WI
"Our third grade classes had a wonderful experience meeting Chana Stiefel last week. As they are beginning the process of writing their own nonfiction books, they were fascinated to hear about Chana's process from start to finish and see the gorgeous pictures of her journey. Their favorite part was asking Chana about her favorite books and authors, and did not want our time with her to end. The students keep asking us when her new book Let Liberty Rise will be out!"
Shira Ashendorf
Third Grade Teacher
Yeshivat Noam
Paramus, NJ

"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 Moskovits, 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.