“On September 8, Niblack Elementary (FLA) School campus was alive with activity as the students and staff welcomed author/illustrator Kate Salley Palmer. Because some of Mrs. Palmer’s books are about events which took place in her life, she emphasized to the students that they each have a story to tell and they are the ‘boss’ of that story. They can choose who will be in it, how each person acts and how the story will turn out.”
Niblack Elementary School, Lake City, FLA
---- “Kate helped our students see the story within the story. Getting this perspective from and author and illustrator is extremely valuable for our young readers and writers.”
Mary Bramlett Elementary School, Gaffney, SC
---- “Kate Salley Palmer was absolutely wonderful! She had our kindergartners giggling with her grand sense of humor, and enthralled our fifth graders with her recollections of the processes used while writing Palmetto – Symbol of Courage. She has a kind nature and genuinely cares about her audience, always striving to reach each and every one.”
Kendal Valley Elementary School, New London, NC ---- “The librarians had a meeting and both Barbara and Diane spoke of how much the children and their teachers enjoyed interacting with Kate and hearing her stories. You would be amazed at how much the children remembered and how they quoted Kate……It was a delightful presentation.”
St. Ignatius School, Mobile, AL ---- “Our students thoroughly enjoyed Kate Salley Palmer’s visit to our school. She was able to reach across the various social and cultural backgrounds of our students and help them realize that they all can be writers. She showed them that writing is about expressing what they know and putting it on paper. She did a wonderful job illustrating this point by presenting actual pictures and places and then showing how she drew and wrote about them in her books.”
Gallman Elementary School, Newberry, SC ---- “The children were fascinated by Ms. Palmer’s presentation and were excited to meet an author. This was a good, positive experience that Elloree students will long remember.”
Elloree Elementary School, Elloree, SC ----- “The students and staff at Welcome Elementary had a great day in the Media Center last Friday. Nationally known political cartoonist and children’s author, Kate Salley Palmer, spent the day at our school and shared three of her most acclaimed books. With all second graders, she related the story behind the story of her autographical book about a family beach vacation, The Pink House. Third graders thrilled to the story of the Revolutionary South Carolina battle of Fort Moultrie as told in Palmetto – Symbol ofCourage, while fourth and fifth graders heard another SC-oriented book, Francis Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox.”
Welcome Elementary School, Greenville, SC
NOTE: All requests for school visits will go to Jim Palmer.
He will set up the visit with the teacher or administrator
with a signed letter of agreement.
best to set up the visit at least two months or more ahead of time.