University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Kathleen Crawford-McKinney


Kathleen Crawford-McKinney is an avid children's book lover, poetry writer, and storyteller. She works in the city of Detroit, at Wayne State University, with students and teachers to explore global children's literature as an avenue to reflect and connect to people around the globe. Her path has led her to work with marginalized communities to provide materials and tools to explore their literate lives.

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Scheduled events:
Immigrants and Refugees Across the World
This session examines how recent children's books address immigration around the world as well as locally on the Mexico/U.S. border, including the relation of these books to current political debates. Participants will have time to browse the books.

Education Room 308 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Kathleen Crawford-McKinney
Moderator: Cindy Smith
Magic and Adventure: A Carousel of Middle Grade Authors
Meet a bunch of authors in 60 minutes. Each author will be seated at a table to talk with a small group about their newest book. Every eight minutes the authors will rotate to a new table in our version of author speed-dating.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Austin Aslan, J. C. Cervantes, Sayantani DasGupta, Stuart Gibbs, Russell Ginns, Corey Ann Haydu, Peter Lerangis, Mari Mancusi, Stacy McAnulty, Margaret Mincks
Moderator: Kathleen Crawford-McKinney

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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