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Book discussion 

Designed for any group that has read Sincerely Sicily and would like to discuss the book.

Tamika will go into detail about her inspiration for the book, themes, and favorite scenes. In addition to a Q&A and book signing.   

AUthor Presentation

 Designed for any group, including those who have not read Sincerely Sicily.

Tamika will share a slide presentation about her road to publication, with tie-ins to Sincerely Sicily and Black Panamanian culture. In addition to a Q&A and  book signing.

*Best for grades 3-8*

Race & Culture discussion

Designed for groups who are interested in discussing race and culture.


Tamika will share a slide presentation about Black Panamanian race and culture, and read book excerpts, in addition to a Q&A and book signing.  

Tamika Burgess is excited to connect with readers of Sincerely Sicily. Her visits are designed for a variety of readers,

with half-day, full-day, and virtual visits available. Author presentations can be tailored to each group or class's specific needs.

Click below  if you are interested in availability and rates or have questions.


"Tamika presented to approximately 300 middle schoolers, and she had them captivated and fully engaged!  A small glimpse into Sicily's life and Tamika's journey writing the book has our students inspired. They loved the assembly, and we were so grateful that she visited our school. " –Angie Barnett-Solorza, Thompson Middle School Librarian

"Tamika shared a wonderful, family-friendly presentation with the Murrieta Public Library's community members that had everyone in the audience fully captivated. We are so thankful to have such a thoughtful and creative middle-grade author in our midst!" –Kayti Mathewson, Supervising Librarian 

"Tamika was very patient with the kids, and they all absolutely loved her presentation. I already have kids requesting to read her book!" –Andrea Hernandez-Tapia, George Brown Junior Elementary School  Library Assistant

Click here to access Tamika’s TeachingBooks profile. 

Please note: some content requires membership.


Click here to access the Educator's Guide for Sincerely Sicily.

It includes: pre and post-reading

discussion questions, a learning activity, and

Common Core State Anchor Standards Alignment.



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