University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Pamela S. Turner


Pamela S. Turner was an international health consultant and health policy researcher before turning to writing about science and history for children and young adults. She has lived in Kenya, South Africa, the Marshall Islands, the Philippines and Japan. Each of her three children was born in a different country. Pamela's books, including "Crow Smarts," "The Dolphins of Shark Bay," "The Frog Scientist," "Gorilla Doctors," "A Life in the Wild" and "Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog" have won such honors as the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator's Golden Kite Award, the AAAS/Suburu Science Writing Prize, an Orbis Pictus Honor and multiple starred reviews.

Her most recent book, "Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune" is an ALA Notable Book, a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist and was named a Best of the Year by Kirkus, Booklist and School Library Journal. Pamela lives in Oakland, Calif. When not writing, Pamela practices kendo (Japanese sword fighting) and volunteers as a wildlife rehabilitator specializing in crows and ravens.

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Scheduled events:
Underwater Investigations: Sharks, Dolphins and Mermaids
Three authors engage in underwater investigations that go across fact and fiction. Sharks, dolphins and mermaids come together through inquiries into the unknown.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Fabien Cousteau, Pamela Turner, David Wiesner
Moderator: Dorea Kleker
Entering the Field of Nonfiction Writing
Three successful writers of different types of informational books will share their strategies as writers of these books as well as their advice on getting nonfiction published.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  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: Susan Kuklin, Pamela Turner, Andrea Warren
Moderator: Allan Koritzinsky
Telling the Stories of People Who Take Action
These authors of memoirs and biographies of people from different life pathways. They will talk about how they tell their stories to highlight taking action to influence the world and achieve life goals.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sylvia Acevedo, G. Neri, Pamela Turner, Andrea Warren
Moderator: Hannah Gomez

Books:
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune
Children / Teens
Charlesbridge
March 2018
ISBN 9781580895859
$9.99, INSTORE
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The Dolphins of Shark Bay
Children / Teens
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Brace
September 2016
ISBN 9780544809093
$9.99, INSTORE
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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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