Please email us if you are interested in scheduling a visit to your school or class.

“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

“Thank you for the Skype call, for meeting all of us. It was a great time talking and listening to all of our questions, and for the amazing stories.”
–Swan Hills School

Teacher’s Guide


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

Visit to Silver Creek School, near Buffalo

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

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

Working with schools through Behind the Book

“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

Essex Country Big Reads Program

Oak Knoll School in Summit, NJ


Speakeasy Event at Edward R. Murrow High School, Brooklyn, NY

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.”–Nicole Pascual, student



Visit to Ephraim Curtis Middle School in Sudbury, MA: The entire school—administrators, classes, even gym class—read Ask Me No Questions.






“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