Carla Killough McClafferty is a popular presenter for interactive video conferences, and is an award-winning author of nonfiction books for young readers. She began providing interactive video conferences in 2011, and has worked with classrooms of students all over the United States and in countries around the world. McClafferty offers a wide variety of topics for video conferences. Some of her programs are based on books she has authored and others are programs that teach research / writing skills. She can customize a program that fits the needs of your audience.
In addition to online videoconferencing, she has provided many in person presentations for wide variety of local, national, and international venues. She has been a featured speaker at teacher workshops and conferences including ALA, AASL, NCTE, and IRA. She has been a keynote speaker for a variety of organizations including CSpan 2 Book TV, Mount Vernon’s Ford Book Talk Series, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the U.S. Consulate in Marseille, France, and many more.
Books by Carla Killough McClafferty include:
Spies in the American Revolution
Buried Lives: The Enslaved People of George Washington’s Mount Vernon
A Short Biography of George Washington
Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment
The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon
In Defiance of Hitler: The Secret Mission of Varian Fry
Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium
The Head Bone’s Connected to the Neck Bone: The Weird, Wacky and Wonderful X-ray
Her books have been recognized for excellence by the Junior Library Guild, Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the CBC, New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age List, IRA Children’s Book Award Winner, a NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book, ALA Best Books for Young Adult List, ALA Amelia Bloomer Project List, NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book, National Council of Social Studies/Children’s Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Booklist Top Ten Sci-Tech books, NCTE Orbis Pictus recommended book, an International 2008 Society of School Librarians International Book Award Honor Book, Cooperative Children's Book Council (CCBC) Choices 2009 list, Arkansas’s 2008-2009 Charlie May Simon Reading List, American Library Association Notables Nominee, School Library Journal Best Books of 2011, Moonbeam Children's Book Award silver medal winner, Society of School Librarians Honor Book, BCCB Guide Book to Gift Books, and BCCB 2011 Blue Ribbon List. Her books have received starred reviews in School Library Journal, Booklist and Jewish Book World, and The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.