Jennifer Maruno (Burlington)

jennifermaruno6.jpeg Burlington, ON. Writers’ Union Member. Asian & Aboriginal historical fiction - Multi Nominations - All ages.

Jennifer's rate is $250 for one session, $400.00 for two, $600.00 for three and $800.00 for full day, plus travel from Burlington.


At home, in front of the classroom, camera and podium, Jennifer Maruno's understanding of children and their literature is well known. Former teacher and school administrator, Jennifer has provided years of presentations to audiences of all ages from kindergarten to secondary school and the educational community of librarians, student teachers and school council members. Her presentations include a variety of visual materials, resource materials, artifacts, sometimes songs and poems and many opportunities for interaction and questions.


Presentation Details

Gr. 1-3  (to build on emergent writing skills)

Deliciously Descriptive Passages

Sounds, Smells and Sympathy

Gr. 4-6 (to extend writing skills and historical knowledge)

Walk in Another’s Path – The History of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Celebrating Asian Heritage (Japanese)

Gr. 7-12  (to develop historical empathy and understanding)

The Story Behind the Story –Japanese-Canadian Interment in WW2

One Boy's Story - The Underage Soldier

Truth & Reconciliation- The History of Cultural Conversion

Jennifer will tailor her presentations to the age of the group, their cultural diversity and developmental needs and pursue other topics upon request. Maximum group sizes for presentations: 45 for 1-3, 60 for 4-6, auditorium capacity for 7-12

Writing Workshop Topics

The Disappearing Art of Letter Writing

I.O.U. a story, self-editing based on Information, Organization and Use of Convention

Creating a Response Journal -Awakening children's literature skills as they learn how to share thoughts, emotions and reactions.

All Venues, library preferred where possible

Equipment and other requirements

  • Computer and projector for use of data stick
  • Table for artifacts
  • Bottle of water
  • Microphone set up for auditorium presentations with podium for notes
  • Staff assistance in the form of teacher-librarian and/or classroom teacher

Please note: Jennifer will be happy to provide an insert of information regarding her presentation for the school newsletter.


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