Inspiring Children - One Word at a Time

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Author and Educator Mary Bleckwehl will Spark your Students’ Creativity!

Whether you are planning a family literacy night, a young writer/artist conference, a school author visit or anything for the reading community-I would love to partner with you to inspire kids along their own literacy journey!

NEW BOOK IN 2022 (scroll to bottom!)

ALSO!! IN PERSON and VIRTUAL VISITS now being scheduled for large groups, individual classes/small groups and even 1:1 at home chats for distance learners (how cool would that be?) Contact me:

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Do you mind if I drop in at your school? My greatest thrill is to share my passion for turning dreams into reality with young people. I would be honored to come to your school, classroom, or any place where dreamers and book lovers rule!

My Books

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Rourke is hoping for a perfect seventh grade year but he’s a boy who worries—a lot. It affects his friendships, his sleep, and his stomach. In a story of compassion and unexpected discoveries, Rourke’s worries ease and he realizes no one’s life is perfect—just different.

2021 release!

A tale of friendship, empathy and a LOT of hair! –There’s not much Claire’s hair can’t do. It’s a jump rope, it ties up bad guys, and only needs washing once a year! But can her wild and wacky tresses make her best friend laugh again?

Illustrated By: Sara Weingartner

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School Visits

Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School – Kasson MN – February 28, 2022

Divine Mercy Catholic School Author Visit – Faribault MN – March 8, 2022

Southview Elementary – Waconia MN – March 17, 2022

Laketown Elementary School, grade 1 classes – Waconia, MN – March 17, 2022

Other Events

PEO Author Journey Presentation – Northfield MN – April 5, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm