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


Jeanne G. Fain is a professor and lead faculty of Multilingual Learners at Lipscomb University. She is currently a member of the Notable in Children’s Books in Language Arts Committee.

Her educational interests include a focus on early literacy and literacy in K-8 Classrooms, Critical Conversation around Global, Culturally Responsive and social justice texts in local school partnerships. She teaches literacy, language acquisition and research courses.


Scheduled events:
Latinx Immigrant Journeys in Picturebooks
We share children's picture books that show immigration journeys from Mexico and Central America to the United States. We will examine how the text and illustrations depict immigrants and discuss the ways these books can be used in classrooms.

Education Room 308 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jeanne Fain, Janine Schall
Moderator: Julie Laird
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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