University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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G. Neri


G. Neri is the Eisner-nominated, Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author of "Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty," which Flavorwire hailed as one of the top 25 essential graphic novels of all time. He is the author of "Grand Theft Horse," which is a biographic novel about his cousin Gail Ruffu, who stole her own racehorse to save its life. He has written ten books for young people, including the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award-winner, "Chess Rumble," and his books have been translated into multiple languages in more than 25 countries. Mr. Neri lives on the Gulf coast of Florida with his wife and daughter.

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Scheduled events:
Tips for Creating a Graphic Novel
Three creators of graphic novels will share their tips for writing and illustrating a graphic novel for children and adolescents.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Cathy G. Johnson, G. Neri, Zeke Pena
Moderator: Seemi Aziz
Writing a Graphic Novel: Writing Workshop Ages 10+
Learn how to come up with a good idea for writing a graphic novel.

Education Room 349 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: G. Neri
Moderator: Gerry Mowris
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:
Grand Theft Horse
Children / Teens
Tu Books
September 2018
ISBN 9781620148556
240 pages
$19.95, INSTOCK
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With well over 100,000 copies in print, this classic book for beginning scientists (first published in 2001) has been totally redesigned. More/less

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty
Children / Teens
Lee & Low
July 2010
ISBN 9781584302674
94 pages
$16.95, INSTOCK
Buy now

"A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members"--Provided by publisher.

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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