School Author Visits
Stacie Haas is available for visits and presentations to schools, libraries, book clubs, and home school groups.
"Freedom for Me" Presentation
What does freedom mean? What is a Chinese Yankee? How did immigrants help to shape this country? What is an "Own Voices" novel? And where do ideas for books come from, anyway? Stacie will answer all these questions and more with a short presentation followed by an interactive activity designed to show young teens how to tap into the writer within. Then she'll answer questions about the book and her writing process.
Stacie works with individual classrooms in writing exercises designed to explore writing craft topics including plot, characterization, conflict, dialogue, description, and revision. She can also conduct a workshop on writing historical fiction and flash fiction. She will read examples, talk about the specific techniques authors use to bring their stories to life, and then take out pencils and paper with the students and get to work.
Freedom for Me Curriculum Guide
For teachers, parents, and librarians
Use the contact form to request a free curriculum guide for Freedom for Me: A Chinese Yankee, written by author Stacie Haas.
Common Core standards for grades 5-8
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Persuasive Essay Exercise
Fun Activities, including crossword puzzle and word search
American Civil War and Chinese in the Civil War Resources
Suggestions for Further Reading