If you’re interested in having Virginia present at your conference, school, or any other event, please contact her directly at for fees and availability. She’s happy to customize her presentations to meet your needs.

  • Virginia does: author visits, professional development, conference presentations, seminars, workshops, and many more.
  • Her areas of expertise include: Asian-American children’s literature, multicultural education, literacy (reading and writing), CCSS, teacher education, and many more.

Stay tuned for a detailed description of presentations.


“Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan spoke to our group of school library staff for our professional development day.  Her keynote address was a phenomenal hit because she has a knack for combining the theoretical considerations of Common Core with wit, humor, and personal anecdotes.  She was fluent in the Common Core, but could also relate to our participants and their very specialized job skills.  Our participants described her as engaging, inspiring, relevant, passionate, infectious, and contagious.  Her keynote address was so successful that she had standing room only for her breakout session, and I wish in hindsight that we had scheduled her for two sessions to accommodate the demand.  We’re definitely going to have to book her for next one.  We can’t afford not, too.” -Mr. Jonathan Hunt, San Diego County Office of Education

“Dr. Loh’s story, Paper Son, was incredibly engaging and served as an amazing read aloud while learning about Chinese immigration with my fourth grade class. We concluded the unit with a Skype interview with Dr. Loh, which was very special and meaningful for the kids as well. They learned a great deal through the question/answer session with Dr. Loh as they dove deeper into the historical topics presented within the storybook, in addition to obtaining a better understanding of the writing/publishing process. Many students will be eagerly visiting Dr. Loh at a local bookstore soon for an autograph because they were so excited by the story and Skype interaction they had earlier this year!” -Ms. Crystal Foley, Fourth Grade Teacher, The Children’s School

“Virginia was extremely brilliant and on top of the understanding of the Common Core Standards…very good.  Best I’ve ever seen.” -K-12 Teacher

“We learned so much today.  Virginia was an awesome presenter.  Knowledgeable, focused, supportive, and assertive.” -4th grade teacher

“Virginia was a terrific presenter, one of the best I have ever been able to be a part of.  Very straightforward, easy to listen to and helpful.” -6th grade teacher

“Great job!  Very engaging and receptive to our concerns/needs while also being willing to push toward something potentially outside of our comfort zones.” -6th grade teacher

“Dynamic speaker and incredibly informative! Loved it!” -CSLA 2015 Attendee

“Virginia moved well through lots of content with lots of humor!” -CSLA 2015 Attendee

See Events for list of upcoming and previous presentations.