Brooke has entertained and empowered young readers at over a hundred schools. She also leads writing workshops for students of all ages and speaks at book festivals, education fairs, environmental events, and literacy conventions.

"Enthusiastic, inspiring, knowledgeable!"

2018 Appearances

July 7, 2018
Aquarium of the Pacific
Book Launch, International Save the Vaquita Day
Long Beach, California
11:00am Family presentation, How Do we Save a Species?
12:00pm Book signing

March 10-17, 2018
Arizona Geographic Alliance STEMSS Institute
Carnival Cruise
Three presentations to k-12 educators:
Power of the Picture Book: Making Standards Fun!
Explore, Discover, Communicate: The Journey of Science
Vaquita: Science, Crime, and Politics in the Sea of Cortez

December 2017 through at least July 2018
Humane Society of the United States
Deployments with HSUS Animal Rescue Team
New Hampshire

2017 Appearances

November 11, 2017
American Association of School Librarians National Conference
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona
11:30—11:45am Reading
12:30—1pm Book signing
2pm—3pm STEM Panel
4:30—5:30pm AASL Author Meet & Greet

November 8, 2017
American Association of School Librarians National Conference
Various restaurants around the valley
Phoenix, Arizona
6:30pm—9:30pm Guest author for AASL "Dinner with a Local Librarian and Author"

November 4, 2017
Arizona Reading Association Annual Conference & Celebrate Literacy Awards
East Valley Institute of Technology
Mesa, Arizona
8:30am—9:00am Brooke Bessesen will be honored for "writing award-winning children's books and inspiring children to care about the natural world"
10:30am—1:00pm Author Panel, Signing and Luncheon

September 9, 2017

Scottsdale Public Library Children's Learning & Play Festival
9am—4pm at WestWorld of Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona
Book signing and reading