For Teachers




B.S. Psychology, State University of New York at Albany M.A. Elementary Education, College Of Saint Rose

Jennifer Roy is available to visit your school! 

In 1939, the Germans invaded the town of Lodz, Poland, and moved the Jewish population into a small part of the city called a ghetto. As the war progressed, 270,000 people were forced to settle in the ghetto under impossible conditions.

At the end of the war, there were about 800 survivors. Of those who survived, only twelve were children. This is the story of one of the twelve.

Yellow Star is a multiple award-winning modern classic!

Author Visits are available:

In Person!

I will come to your school or group and do 2 1 hour powerpoint presentations, 1 author/student lunch and book signings! (focus may be on general writing / being an author or “Yellow Star”, “Mindblind”, or as of 2018, “Playing Atari With Saddam Hussein”)

All presentations include Common Core ELA / Social Studies as well as personal stories and Q&A to inspire and motivate audiences! (reviews here)


I will speak directly to your students about the topic(s) of your choice!

Video Presentations (NEW!)

Can’t bring an author to your school this year? Can’t afford the high cost of flying an author in? Or do you just want a great video supplement by Jennifer Roy?

Available on

Yellow Star presentation

Mindblind presentation

The Writing Process - Mini Lesson (Free!)

Yellow Star - After the Story (Free!)

About Me / Being An Author (Free!)


Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein presentation

How to Get Into Educational Publishing

Guides for Teachers and Book Groups (Free Downloads)

Jars of Hope
The guide includes discussion questions, vocabulary, writing activities, and more! 
Click here to download.

Yellow Star
Language Arts

  • Character
  • Vocabulary
  • Free Verse
  • Setting
  • Conflict
  • Figurative Speech
  • More Activities

Social Studies 
Art, Music 
Discussion Questions