in person school visits

Mariana would love to visit your school in person!

An in person visit makes a difference and leaves a lasting impact in children’s minds. Mariana has experience working with young classes all the way to high school students in need of motivation. She can tailor her visit to fit YOUR needs and reinforce your curriculum. Visits are design around one of her books and will be customized according to grade level.

For Younger Elementary Grades
(Kindergarten - 3rd Grade):

No Birthday for Mara /
Mara sin cumpleanos

A Rollercoaster Of Emotions
(Where we talk about our emotions and how to cope)

Not Home For Christmas /
Navidad Lejos de Casa

Multicultural World
(Where we point out cultural and geographic difference between the northern and southern hemispheres, as well as talk about Christmas and how we spend our family time)

For 3rd Grade & Up:

Luca's Bridge

(Themes: social justice, immigration, citizenship, empathy)


The Tiny Inca Princess
(Themes: Social studies, South America, Inca culture, Inca mythology, perseverance)

Tristan Wolf

(Imagination, belonging)

In all these visits, Mariana highlights the writing process and the importance of READING.


  • One presentation: $250 per visit in Oklahoma City (45 minutes aprox.)

  • Full Day presentation in Oklahoma City: (three presentations) $600

  • Travel expenses/time/mileage will be added to schools outside Oklahoma City. Contact me for a quote.

  • After school family nights and literacy nights One reading, books signing, Q&A (30-40 min.): $100

  • Outside Oklahoma Full Day Presentation: $900+accommodation+airfare+meals

  • All fees are FLEXIBLE. Contact me if you’d like to discuss your budget.

Pay For Your Visit:

Please pay only after you have scheduled you visit with Mariana Llanos and she has sent you an invoice.


Author visits make long-lasting impressions in children’s minds. A visit from an author who is also an immigrant, bilingual, and Latina is a great way to promote diversity in your school. How many of your students would feel represented by a Spanish-speaking author? How many students who have no opportunity to meet people of diverse backgrounds will have an opportunity to break away from stereotyping?

My visits are centered around my books, so each book is a different lesson. At this moment, my books Kutu the Tiny Inca Princess and Luca’s Bridge, make for interesting presentations.
I will tailor my presentation to YOUR curriculum. What do you want me to help you reinforce?

I can visit groups of children as young as kindergarten or as old as those adorable high school teens. My experience working at a preschool gives me tools to handle large groups.

My fees are listed above. Once we talk and you are ready to book, I’ll send you an invoice and you will be able to pay via Paypal (or check if you prefer).

School visits are my passion…but also my job. I take time from my family, work, and writing to visit schools and offer a resource to educators. Also, as an author, I value what I do. I put a lot of time and effort into developing my lessons. And I hope you agree with me, I believe that all work should be fairly compensated. (You know, authors have to eat too!)

Please contact me using this form 
On your communication, please specify grade, city, tentative month for the visit. It’ll only take a few back and forth emails to get everything set up.

I understand some times school scramble for funds. In this article, you will find 35 ideas to fund a school visit! Some are very creative. I say, give them a try!

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