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Teacher's Guide for Seeds of Freedom. Click to Download. (2.39 MB)

Teacher's Guide for Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, illustration copyrighted 2015 by E. B. Lewis. Guide includes Granddaddy's Turn by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein, illustrations copyrighted 2015 by James E. Ransome.

Write to Hester at:
Hester Bass
7 Avenida Vista Grande, Suite B7, #481
Santa Fe NM 87508-9207

Invite Hester to your School, Library, or Event

Author visits are the hot fudge on the ice cream of being a children’s author. In interactive presentations for classrooms, libraries, and community events, Hester Bass uses her experience as a singer, actress, storyteller, and teacher to engage her listeners and get them excited about reading, writing, and books.

Invite Hester to your Conference for Writers, Librarians, Teachers, or Professional Development

Hester Bass shares strategies for success that help writers craft publishable stories and find the right markets for their work, plus teaches acting techniques that help create authentic characterizations and dialogue. Energize your staff with a session on effective storytelling. Hester is a member of Authors Guild.

Show Don't Tell: How Acting Techniques Improve Writing

Writers can develop their skills in creating vivid characters, realistic dialogue, and dynamic action by immersing themselves in the world of acting, discovering the techniques that actors use to bring words to life in an authentic way. Available as a weekend retreat or all-day workshop.

See Hester Bass!

Hester is not currently booking school/library visits, writing workshops, or conferences due to easing back into writing after years of family caregiving. But, miracles do happen, so if you've got an event coming up, email her in the Quick Links!

Big Big News!

WINNER of the NCTE ORBIS PICTUS AWARD for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children! WINNER of the SIBA Book Award! Chosen by Kirkus as one of the BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKS! CCBC Choices! NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book! SIBA Okra Pick! Southern Indie Bestseller! Starred Review in Kirkus! Chosen to represent Alabama and Mississippi in the Pavilion of the States at the National Books Festival in Washington, D.C.! Hester's award-winning picture book biography of American artist Walter Inglis Anderson, illustrated by the remarkable E. B. Lewis and published by Candlewick Press, is available now in three versions!

So Many Houses

Is your house built of bricks, or sticks? So Many Houses by Hester Bass explores building materials for houses around the world. This multicultural picture book for early readers (ages 4-8) features rhyming, repetitive text to reinforce early reading skills. Bright, cheerful illustrations by Alik Arzoumanian complement the words beautifully.