B.S. Psychology, State University of New York at Albany M.A. Elementary Education, College Of Saint Rose

Jennifer Roy is available to visit your school! 


Author Visits are available:

In Person!

I will come to your school or group and do 2 1 hour powerpoint presentations, 1 author/student lunch and book signings! (focus may be on general writing / being an author or “Yellow Star”, “Mindblind”, or as of 2018, “Playing Atari With Saddam Hussein”)

All presentations include Common Core ELA / Social Studies as well as personal stories and Q&A to inspire and motivate audiences! (reviews here)

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I will speak directly to your students about the topic(s) of your choice!

Video Presentations (NEW!)

Can’t bring an author to your school this year? Can’t afford the high cost of flying an author in? Or do you just want a great video supplement by Jennifer Roy? Go to the Videos page for more information!


Guides for Teachers and Book Groups (Free Downloads)

Playing Atari With Saddam Hussein

Guide 1

Jars of Hope
The guide includes discussion questions, vocabulary, writing activities, and more!
Guide 1
Guide 2
Guide 3
Guide 4
Guide 5
Guide 6
Guide 7

Yellow Star
Yellow Star guide 1 – Pre-Reading
Yellow Star guide 2 – Language Arts

  • Character
  • Vocabulary
  • Free Verse
  • Setting
  • Conflict
  • Figurative Speech
  • More Activities

Yellow Star guide 3 – Social Studies
Yellow Star guide 4 – Art, Music
Yellow Star guide 5 – Math
Yellow Star guide 6 – Discussion Questions


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Author Visit Reviews

“Jennifer is a wonderful Storyteller and inspirational speaker. Students are often excited to right after meeting her chatting with her and listening to her. She relates well with kids one-on-one and understand students of all types of backgrounds. She treats the students with respect while she commands a room of two hundred, twenty or two students.”
Charlie Gifford Cahill
7th and 8th grade history teacher, Guilderland, NY
“Jennifer is an accomplished writer of children’s literature. As such she has a good understanding of the writing process and placing personal voice into a written piece. Jennifer can effectively translate what she learned about writing to others. Her Skype visit was totally engaging and fully held the attention of the students. She also has a solid understanding of the needs of children with special needs and how to work with these children appropriately and effectively.”
Dpminic Nuciforo Sr, Ed. D.
Leesburg, FL
“We have had Jennifer back many times as a visiting author. She gives presentations and author lunches that make the students enthusiastic about writing.”
MaryJeanne Dicker
Former library media specialist
“Jennifer Roy visited our school and gave four well-received presentations to 7th graders. She spoke with compassion about how the idea for writing Mindblind originated and clearly defined Asperger syndrome. She achieved high marks from the students and teachers. She is friendly, accessible and a pleasure to work with.”
Sharon Waskow
Scarsdale, NY
“Yours is the best presentation I have seen in 40 Years of teaching. I’m not kidding.”
Old Forge, NY