MARINA BUDHOS is a presenter and master teacher.  She is available for keynotes & readings, school presentations,  educator & librarian training & writing workshops.

Please email us if you are interested in scheduling a visit.

“Behind the Book loves Marina Budhos’ books. They are accessible, compelling and speak to NYC public school students by embodying real-world situations that many of our students are living through.”–Jo Umans, Executive Director

 Teacher’s Guides


Teacher’s Guide for Eyes of the World aligned to Common Core standards
Teacher’s Guide for Tell Us We’re Home
with Questions, Activities, Text Connections & Paired Readings
Tell Us We’re Home: Mother-Daughter Book Club Discussion Guide Now Available
Free lesson plan using Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers on Second Generation Stories


Keynote Talk, Greater NY Librarian’s Conference

School & Library Visits

Visit to Silver Creek School, near Buffalo

Town Hall Event at the University of Maryland-College Park, sponsored by the Asian American Student Union & Asian American Studies

Visit with Bronx International High School

Singapore Writer’s Festival

Essex Country Big Reads Program

Writing Workshops

Writing Workshop at 826 Valencia, San Francisco, CA


“Thank you so much for working with our seventh graders yesterday.  Your passion for writing and enthusiasm for their ideas really engaged the students and inspired them to write. “–Jillian Wasick, Program Manager

Behind the Book, “Ask Me No Questions” & Writing Workshop

“Marina is a wonderful presence in the classroom; clear in her presentation and honest in her responses to student’s questions. Her books give students, whether reluctant readers or not, the opportunity to form well rounded opinions and defend them amongst their peers with an author who knows how to keep them thinking and talking.”–Jo Umans, Executive Director

Skype Visits

Swan Hills Visit

Skype visit with Swan Hills School in Ontario, Canada

“Thank you for letting us read your wonderful work. It was such a pleasure for us to be able to talk to you even though we don’t have the same timezone … You are a very talented and gorgeous writer.”–



“Marina and Marc’s video chat with the young authors at the Iowa Historical Museum’s summer Young Writer’s Workshop was a highlight of the students’ week. Above all else the young writers got a glimpse inside Marina and Marc’s minds and process first hand and could ask them questions and imagine becoming like them in the future.”– Stephanie Hemphill, Iowa Historical Society

Some organizations Marina has worked with:

  • Behind the Book
  • Meet the Writer
  • House of Speakeasy
  • Center for Fiction
  • 826 Valencia
  • Open Book Foundation
  • We Need Diverse Books
  • The Loft
  • Atlanta Writers Club
  • PEN World Voices
  • Asian American Writers Workshop
  • Buffalo Human Rights Institute