“I am Flippish!” is a relevant and original book. Your “real world” story with illustrations to match show that being different is better than okay. The students were excited to create names for themselves. One student even cried because she didn’t preorder a book. She was so happy when she got to take a book home that same day. Thank you, Leslie Ryan for making Nelson Elementary’s Author’s Day a rousing success!

Jeffrey Chien

4th Grade Teacher

Nelson Elementary School, Tustin CA



“Thank you so much for visiting our three 2nd grade classrooms today to help us wrap up our ancestor unit.  The students LOVED your book, “I am Flippish” and enjoyed creating titles that represented their own ancestry!  Your engaging presentation was thorough and kept the students’ interest as they discussed immigration and their own ancestry!  We would like to request that you come back to speak to next year’s second graders as well.  We will contact you in the spring!”

Gretchen Mars,

2nd Grade Teacher,

St. Anne School,


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