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Daniel José Older



John Midgley

Daniel José Older has always loved monsters, whether historical, prehistorical or imaginary. His debut series for young adults, the Shadowshaper Cypher, has earned starred reviews, the International Latino Book Award and New York Times Notable Book and NPR Best Books of the Year picks, among other accolades. He has worked as a bike messenger, a waiter, a teacher and was a New York City paramedic for ten years. Daniel lives in New Orleans.

His most recent book is "Dactyl Hill Squad."

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Scheduled events:
What Color IS the Future?
Award-winning Latinx scifi/fantasy writers Lilliam Rivera and Daniel José Older merge urban dreams with the dystopian world order.

Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Daniel José Older, Lilliam Rivera
Moderator: John Muñoz
The High Cost of Freedom
Freedom can come at great cost. Four authors who write across reality, history and fantasy explore how the universal desire for freedom plays out in their books.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, 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: Kathi Appelt, R. Gregory Christie, Corey Ann Haydu, Daniel José Older
Moderator: Holly Johnson
Star Wars: May the Force Be With You
Join three big fans of Star Wars who turned their fandom into books featuring Star Wars characters and adventures. Star Wars fans unite!!!

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Rae Carson, Daniel José Older, Adam Rex
Moderator: Lisa Morris-Wilkey

Books:
Dactyl Hill Squad
Children / Teens
Arthur A. Levine Books
September 2018
ISBN 9781338268812
272 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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From New York Times bestselling author Daniel José Older, the astounding first book in a new series that blends history and fantasy like never before.

Shadowhouse Fall: The Shadowshaper Cypher Book 2
Children / Teens
Arthur A. Levine Books
September 2018
ISBN 9780545952828
304 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
Buy now

SHADOWHOUSE RISING Sierra and her friends love their new lives as shadowshapers, making art and creating change with the spirits of Brooklyn. More/less

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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