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

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In her memoir, "Read or Die: A Story of Survival, Hope and How a Life Was Saved One Book at a Time," Daphne Russell recounts her journey as a middle-school reading teacher in Tucson. In 2007, a friend told her to read "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak which completely rerouted her teaching trajectory. The following school year she began teaching as though books save lives and has never wavered from that mission. She lives in Tucson.

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Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction (Seats 10)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Panelists: Cathryn Castle, Laura Dunham, Sarah Jansen, Daphne Russell, Gene Twaronite, Amy Shankland, Sandra Young, Patricia Brooks, Earl Goldmann, Deb Brandon
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UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Amira Makansi, Amy Meyerson, Daphne Russell
Moderator: Jay Rochlin

Read or Die: A Story of Hope, Survival, and How a Life Was Saved One Book at a Time
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
May 2018
ISBN 9781627876056
264 pages
$15.95, INSTORE
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"I look forward to the day I see yellow caution tape stretched around my students' neighborhoods, the chalk outline of apathy on the ground, crushed by the weight of a thousand books. 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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