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Jan Reynolds

Get ready for a rockin’ adventure with Jan Reynolds. You’ll climb and ski your way around the globe setting world records, live with an indigenous tribe on each continent, and even fly a hot air balloon over Everest. Yup, she did all this, and was even on the U.S. Biathlon Team (combination of cross country skiing and rifle marksmanship). Jan uses her multi-media show/lecture to connect with her audience, then let the discussions begin! Aside from the adventure and exploration in Jan’s show, her main topics are ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY, and CULTURAL TOLERANCE (Jan prefers “cultural appreciation” to this currently used term).  Jan’s books are set all around the world, environments are explored: rain forest, arctic, desert, mountains and plains. We also explore cultures, like the Tibetans, Tuareg, Yanamama, Samiis, Aboriginals, Inuit and Mongolians who live in these environments. Jan loves to show that humans and their environments have worked in harmony throughout time, and that we CAN and should continue. She also loves to show, through celebration around the world, that we are all one human family, celebrating life. Jan’s books have won numerous awards, national and international, such as PARENT’S CHOICE, PICK OF THE LIST, NCSS NOTABLE BOOKS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES, and much, much more. Her program can be used to teach how to do research, work with all the geography standards, writing for testing prompts, email, journals, eventually even school and job applications. Jan’s goal is to create students who write without fear!

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Grade Levels: Grades 3-5 , Grades K-2 , Middle School , Upper School
Genres: Nonfiction