Laurin’s author visits to classrooms are 20-40 minutes, and can be tailored for the grade level and needs of the students. They include a reading of the book, dialogue with students, and Q&A. Interactive activities may also be included. Dialogue responds to questions raised by children or may be guided to touch on themes such as:
- Gender and Expression: The idea that toys, colors, clothes, and play can be for anyone, and don’t need to be limited by gender.
- Being True to One’s Self: Sometimes there’s pressure to be like other people. You are great just the way you are.
- Valuing Diversity: No two people are exactly the same. We are all one-of-a-kind and we all belong.
- Gender Diversity: No gender is better than another gender. It’s not better to be a boy, girl, gender non-conforming, nonbinary, transgender, or any other gender.
- Being a Friend: Appreciating each person for who they are, without pressuring them to be different. Supporting other children when they are teased.