Patrice McLaurin is an author, image activist and public speaker. She enjoys a good game of Scrabble and loves to read an exciting thriller! An educator, (by calling, not by trade), Patrice has served as subject matter expert in the development of Black History Curriculum and has advocated for children of color for the past two decades.
Patrice uses her work to encourage children to recognize and tap into their own genius. Her first children’s book, Have You Thanked an Inventor Today, is an Amazon Best Seller and was acclaimed by Microsoft as a book that informs and inspires STEM. Her follow up book, Have You Thanked a KidVentor Today is another great STEM read that highlights some of the wonderful contributions of child inventors. Her book, I Am Because I Choose is an engaging SEL book that promotes self-accountability and good decision making. All of her books can be easily aligned with Common Core standards and are overall fun to read!
Patrice McLaurin is a native of Bessemer, AL and a proud graduate of Alabama A&M University. She currently resides in Dacula, GA with her husband and two children.
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Children enjoyed and learnt a lot about the process of writing and being an author. Some of the students have gone ahead and expressed their 'wish to write a book like Miss Patrice when they grow up!
Patrice was…very responsive and engaging during our presentations. All of the teachers and students loved having her visit! Several parents even emailed to follow up based upon how excited their scholars were when sharing about the visit at home!
Patrice McLaurin is fantastic! The students loved her, the teachers loved her, the administrators loved her! She really knows how to connect with students! I’ve already had requests to bring her back again!