University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Cynthia Alaniz


Friends of the Festival

Cynthia Alaniz is an elementary school librarian in Coppell, Texas. She has over 25 years of experience as an elementary educator and has a strong and undying passion for reading, libraries and children’s literature. She is an active member of the American Library Association, the Texas Library Association, the Association of Library Service to Children, the National Council of the Teachers of English and the Children’s Literature Assembly. She served on the 2016 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Jury with the Pennsylvania Center for the Book. Cynthia is currently serving as the Chair of the 2019 Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Committee with the Children’s Literature Assembly.

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Scheduled events:
Notable Books for K-8 Readers
Join the panel of the Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts as they describe their process in selecting 30 titles that demonstrate uniqueness of language and style. Highlights of books from the 2018 award list will be shared along with annotated bibliographies.

Education Room 308 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  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: Cynthia Alaniz, Jane Bean-Folkes, Jeanne Fain, Rebecca Leigh, Jennifer Summerlin
Moderator: Jean Schroeder

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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