Alyson has spoken at public and private schools around the country, at the American Library Association conference, National Council of Teachers of English conference, the URJ Biennial, as well as at synagogues, hospitals, and nonprofits. Her presentations are interactive and engaging, even when they are virtual. They are designed for adults of every age as well as kids 8 and up.
— Julie Ogden
The Pike School
"My 7th graders recently had a Skype visit with Alyson that I arranged so that they could talk to her about Braced... She engaged them with stories and observations about the writing process that made them feel a personal and genuine connection to her and her work and that elicited many gasps of insight as well as laughs. They have been talking about it ever since.”
— Rabbi Allison Berry
"Temple Shalom was thrilled to welcome author Alyson Gerber to our community. Alyson seamlessly understood the mindsets, challenges and sensitivities of our young people and created an inspiring and deep learning experience for them about friendship, inclusion, and difference."
— Stephanie Tankel
Director of Education, Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, D.C.
“From start to finish, Alyson had the students on the edge of their seats. They were riveted by her and felt comfortable sharing their own personal experiences, journeys and struggles. We can’t wait to welcome her back to our school next year.”