@Carbondale Middle School, Jan 23
Carbondale, CO, USA (Skype)
@American English Academy, Feb 11
@170 Vasil Levski School, Feb 28
@Pinewood International School, May 25
Thessaloniki, Greece (cancelled-Covid)
"The book (Paco Jones) universally grabbed the attention of our students. As an international school, it is hard to find something that has the basic bildungsroman type themes, but also is relevant to students across multiple cultures. The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones does just that. Dominic's visit was the gravy... students could ask questions about the story, the characters, and critically, meet an author that they had come to know very well through their writing. As a librarian, I strongly recommend Carrillo's book (and his visit!). Paco Jones is an ambassador for teens making sense of their place in a new school and with new friends."
-Dr. John Kurtenbach, librarian,
American International School of Bucharest
"Dominic is an engaging presenter for students of all ages. He captured students attention with funny, relevant anecdotes from his own life and challenged students to be creative, imaginative and brave-- to share their own experiences. Students came away with a strong message that everybody can create a character that is true to life because we all have personal experiences that can enrich our fictional characters and breath life into them. Having a background in teaching, Dominic understands and interacts with his audience according to their age and grade level. We highly recommend Dominic as a visiting author and presenter of the writing process and we are looking forward to a second visit where he will present his new book The Unusual Suspects."
-Pam York and Polina Spencer, librarians
Pechersk International School, Kiev, Ukraine