Welcome to my website! Feel free to look around and explore. There are things to make, world records to see, and an amazing American story from World War II to discover. (You might also find "Elvis" somewhere on these pages.)

Have fun,


The numbers are in...last year, Shelley spoke to 12,000 kids in grades K-8 in 39 schools. More than one thousand characters and stories were created by students in her middle school writing workshops. Wow! It was a busy year!

Author Shelley Pearsall brings the writing process to life for students. A former teacher, Shelley is a dynamic presenter who enjoys audiences of all ages. Her unique assembly programs and writing workshops have reached more than 150,000 students in a dozen states. Connect with Common Core standards and have fun with writing too!
School Visit Information.
Questions? Contact shelleyvisits@yahoo.com.
Now Available in Paperback    
Starred Reviews
A Booklist Editors' Choice selection
2012 Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
Social Studies (NCSS) Notable Book 2013
2008 Junior Library
Guild selection
2007 ALA Notable
ALA Quick Picks;
Common Core theme text
2006 Social Studies Notable Trade Book for Youth
2003 Scott O'Dell Winner
Best Book of the Year
(Bank Street)