University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Jane Bean-Folkes

Jane Bean-Folkes is an assistant professor of literacy, in the Education Department at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. She is an avid reader of children’s books especially books on diverse and global literature. Her research interests involve multilingual classrooms, written academic language, African American Language, diverse & global literature, sociocultural and sociolinguistic perspectives of education for non-dominant language speakers as they learn the academic language in urban settings.

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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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