Adora SvitakWriter, Poet, and Humanitarian
Why Book Adora Svitak? Adora is an American child prodigy and internationally published author, known for her essays, stories, poems, and books.
A prolific short story writer and blogger since age seven, Adora speaks around the country to adults and children as an advocate for literacy.
Adora Svitak: - Motivational Speaker
Education technology and literacy advocate, teacher and speaker, author of Flying Fingers, Dancing Fingers and Yang in Disguise.
Called a “tiny literary giant” by Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America, twelve-year-old Adora Svitak is the world’s youngest teacher and the published author of three books. She explores new technologies and their possibilities in education through her teaching and speaking. Adora’s daily video conferences with students from around the world have earned her Berrien RESA’s “Best Author and Expert” award for distance learning two years in a row.
To further her goal of inspiring today’s teachers, Adora works with school districts across the country—and to inspire the teachers of tomorrow, she speaks at schools of education in universities including DePaul and Bowling Green State University. Adora frequents national and international media outlets (NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Outlook from BBC, etc.) to advocate for education innovation around the world. A prolific writer on education and education technology, Adora has written for EdTech Magazine and the New Oriental Magazine (China). Adora is a prodigious blogger, she writes frequent posts on 21st-century learning at The Educators’ Royal Treatment, a blog dedicated to education. She was nominated in 2009 for the Edublogs Student Blog Award. Adora’s books are Flying Fingers, an engaging how-to handbook on writing for parents and kids from a student’s point of view; Dancing Fingers, a collection of poetry she co-authored with her sister Adrianna; and Yang in Disguise, a coming-of-age fantasy novel with undertones of political satire.