Educator Testimonial

Good morning,

I am writing this letter as a recommendation for Selene Castrovilla.  A passionate, engaging author and presenter known for her gripping YA,  and informative historical based picture books.  She has been referenced by the great Jackie Woodson as, “A writer to watch.” I have had the pleasure of watching and learning from Selene at several events. Selene was a featured kid lit rock star at our nErDcampLI, Kidlit Palooza and at several book events such as Barnes and Noble Teen Festival, and Books of Wonder. Her presentations teach readers and writers of all ages the importance of marrying passion and process in one’s writing.  Adult learners, students, teachers, all who attend her sessions leave wanting to read and write more.

Selene is knowledgeable and has a sense of humor which together make for a wonderful combination for children.  Selene shares her amazing talents and leads students through a variety of writing exercises.  She is a mentor author who models and inspires writers of all ages.

The students who work with Selene absolutely adore her. I appreciate Selene sharing her time and talents with the Nerdy on LI community.  I am grateful for her energy, humor, and expertise. Without hesitation I would recommend her as a visiting and connected kid lit rock star for students of any age.

JoEllen McCarthy

Book ambassador