May 02, 2020

Book Release, Reading and Signing

Grace LaJoy will read excerpts from her new Finding Mother Series of four books and autograph copies. This is a great opportunity to meet the author and learn more about her story.

March 07, 2020

Young Author Conference

Conducting a presentation and workshop for young authors at a local  school district. More information to come.

October 29, 2019

KSDE Annual Conference

Sharing books with conference attendees

October 05, 2019

Guest Author - Homegrown Reads

Author Grace LaJoy will be sharing The Gracie Series and other books at Main Library, Kansas City, Kansas

March 19, 2019

Montessori Academy

Author Grace LaJoy will be Reading to preschool children.

March 07, 2019

Author Visit - AFIA Charter School

Author Grace LaJoy will be conducting an Author Visit with a group of 4th grade students.

February 28, 2019

Young Author's Conference

Author Grace LaJoy - Guest Speaker at the Young Author's Conference for a group of middle school students, parents, and educators at Pleasant Lea Middle School in the Lee's Summit School District.  6:45 - 8:00pm

February 23, 2019

2nd Annual WEB Dubois - Book Fair

Author and Illustrator, Grace LaJoy Henderson, conducting a FREE book publishing workshop for aspiring authors and sharing The Gracie Series and other books.

February 21, 2019

UMKC - 10th Annual African American Read-In

Author Grace LaJoy Henderson will be reading a poem out of her poetry book, More Than Mere Words: Poetry That Ministers

February 16, 2019

Book Festival - Johnson County Library

Dr. Grace LaJoy will be sharing a poem and speaking at the 1st Annual Suburban Balance Book Festival.

February 11, 2019

Radio Interview 98.5 FM

Author Grace LaJoy will be one of two authors interviewed on BFTAA & More with George Walker.

January 21, 2019

5th Annual MLK Jr. Nature Walk

Author Grace LaJoy to participate in nature walk, then read a poem she wrote entitled, "He's Worth It" at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center.

May 04, 2018

New Chelsea Elementary School, KCKPS

Career Day Presentation

March 23, 2018

Melcher Elementary School, KCPS

Career Day Presentation

March 21, 2018

Ervin Early Learning, KCPS - After School

Read-a-loud with Q&A

March 20, 2018

Hale-Cook Elementary, KCPS - After School

Read-a-loud with Q&A

February 28, 2018

UMKC - 9th Annual African American Read-In

Author-Illustrator Grace LaJoy Henderson reading one of her fun-to-read books from The Gracie Series.

February 24, 2018

1st Annual WEB Dubois - Book Fair

Author and Illustrator, Grace LaJoy Henderson, conducts a FREE book publishing workshop for aspiring authors and a Story Time/Q&A session for all age groups.

February 16, 2018

Librarian Presentation - Kansas City Public Schools

Presenting and reading one or more stories from The Gracie Series.

February 15, 2018

Brookside Charter School

Author Visit - Sharing foster care story "A Gifted Child in Foster Care: A Story of Resilience" and reading from one or more of the The Gracie series books.

February 13, 2018

The Hope Center - Author Visit

Reading stories from The Gracie Series and Q&A for children in the SAY YES program.

January 08, 2018

Girl Scouts Meeting

Guest Author-Speaker Grace LaJoy - speaking, story reading and book autographs for a group of Girl Scouts at Macedonian Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri

December 31, 2018

Brookside Charter School - Kansas City, Missouri

Guest author/Story-telling 

December 23, 2017

Storytime/Booksigning/Pizza Party - Bruce R. Watkins Cultral Heritage Center

Mark your calendars to join Author/Illustrator, Grace LaJoy Henderson, for an awesome story time, Q & A, and book signing from 11am-1pm. Pizza will be served. Space is limited so RSVP is required.

Grace LaJoy will be reading stories from her new children's book series, The Gracie Series. Parents, Grandparents, Teachers, Children are welcome! Family and friends of the author are strongly encouraged to attend this event.

This is a great opportunity to do a little last minute Christmas shopping for children's books from The Gracie Series! Give a child in your life an autographed fun-to-read children's book for Christmas!

This event is Free and open to the public. But, again, RSPV is required due to limited space.

December 16, 2017

Sisters Helping Other People

Author Grace LaJoy will be a Guest Panelist at this event which will be held at Penn Valley Community College from 9am - Noon.  Her books will be available for purchase.  This is a great opportunity to do some last minute Christmas shopping as other vendors will be present as well.

October 19, 2017

Parent-Teacher Conference

Author Grace LaJoy made The Gracie Series available during Parent-Teacher conference at Hartman Elementary School, Kansas City Public Schools, from 10:00am-6:00pm

October 17, 2017

Parent Reading Night

Author Grace LaJoy made The Gracie Series available to children, parents and teachers at Caruther's Elementary School, Kansas City Kansas Public Schools, from 5:00-6:30pm.

October 04, 2017

Greater Kansas City Chapter of Societas Docta, Inc Second Annual Community Forum

Author Grace LaJoy, sharing The Gracie Series at the Greater Kansas City Chapter of Societas Docta, Inc. Second Annual Community Forum and Scholarship Fundraiser from 5:30-7:30pm.

September 30, 2017

Storytime/Booksigning - 10-11:30am - Cass County Library - Belton Branch

Seasoned author, illustrator, poetess and publisher, Grace LaJoy is welcoming children, parents, grandparents, educators and anyone who wants to attend, on September 30, 2017, from 10:00am - 11:30am. The author will read from The Gracie Series books and conduct a Q&A session for children and adults. A book signing will follow. Light refreshments will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP to the library: 816-331-0049

The Gracie Series books will be available for purchase at the event.

September 02, 2017

1st Annual Author Fair - 11am-3pm The Promise Wedding and Event Space Kansas City, MO 

Author/Illustrator, Grace LaJoy, will be reading from The Gracie Series to a group of children, and conducting a book signing, at the 1st Annual Author Fair.

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