University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Anna-Marie McLemore

Anna-Marie McLemore was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by her family to hear la llorona in the Santa Ana winds. She is the author of "The Weight of Feathers," a finalist for the 2016 William C. Morris Debut Award, 2017 Stonewall Honor Book "When the Moon was Ours," which was long-listed for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature, and "Wild Beauty," a Kirkus, Booklist, and School Library Journal Best Book of 2017. Her latest, "Blanca & Roja," a queer, Latinx reimagining of Snow-White and Rose-Red meets Swan Lake, is a Fall 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection.

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Scheduled events:
The Changing YA Landscape of LGBTQ+ Books
LGBTQ+ is undergoing major changes in the types of YA books being published and in the expectations of readers. Three YA authors who have published across genres will share their perspectives on the changing landscape of what is being published and their readers as an audience.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, 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: Bill Konigsberg, Susan Kuklin, Anna-Marie McLemore
Moderator: Carol Brochin
Besos con Sabor: Fleshing Out Latinx Romance
Priscilla Oliveras, Anna-Marie McLemore and Lilliam Rivera discuss diversifying the sheets and breaking into the mainstream world of romance.

Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Anna-Marie McLemore, Priscilla Oliveras, Lilliam Rivera
Moderator: Karina Reyna
Retelling the Classics
There are challenges and rewards in the re-imagining of a literary classic such as “Beowulf,” Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” or Grimm's fairy-tale "Snow-White and Rose-Red." What is gained by changing the point of view, setting, theme or plot? How does the story benefit from building on a well-known tale and how do the authors make the stories their own?

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jacqueline Carey, Maria Dahvana Headley, Anna-Marie McLemore
Moderator: Matt Bell

Blanca & Roja
Nuestras Raices
Feiwel & Friends
October 2018
ISBN 9781250162717
$17.99, INSTOCK
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Wild Beauty: A Novel
Nuestras Raices
Feiwel & Friends
October 2017
ISBN 9781250124555
352 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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The author of the National Book Award long-listed "When the Moon Was Ours" delivers a spellbinding romance about a lush garden and two lovers who fall under its spell.

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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