Adora Svitak is an American child prodigy and internationally published author, known for her essays, stories, poems, blogs, and full-length books.
Adora first became known to the public when, at the age of 6, she was recognized on local news in Seattle for her writing abilities.
Adora became an object of national interest at the age of 7 when she appeared with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America. Her book Flying Fingers describes Adora's abiding love of language and writing and contains tips and hints for other aspiring writers.
In 2005, at the age of 7, Adora began writing blogs and keeping an online journal, where she comments on matters of both international significance and subjects of personal interest. Since Nov, 2005 Adora has been promoting literacy and interest in reading and writing She has lectured before large audiences of both students and adults across the United States, and in the United Kingdom. - Wikipedia
TED Talk February 2010: What adults can learn from kids
Comment about video: Dani Pierce Steuber May 19 2010: Adora, thank you. I'm an educator and as the school year nears it's end you have reminded me to trust my students, to allow them to express themselves and to provide them with an environment where they can thrive.
Last week, Adora taught a class called "Response to Literature Part 5" from her Redmond, WA home studio to a classroom in Toronto, CA that was streamed over ustream.