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


Andrea Warren is a journalist and author whose nine historical nonfiction books for children include: "Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story," winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and "Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps," a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and winner of the William Allen White Award. Warren lives in Kansas City. Her new book is "Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy in the Japanese American Internment Camps of World War II."

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Scheduled events:
Striving to be More than Ordinary
No one wants to just be ordinary but what does it mean for an ordinary kid to become extraordinary? Three authors share the ways in which their books explore this theme across the genres of realistic fiction, historical fiction and biography.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Daniel Acosta, Kekla Magoon, Andrea Warren
Moderator: Lisa Morris-Wilkey
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:
Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy in the Japanese American Internment Camps of World War II
Children / Teens
Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House
March 2019
ISBN 9780823441518
216 pages
$22.99, NYP
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A biography of Secretary of Transportation and Congressman Norman Mineta that focuses on his childhood when he was placed in the Heart Mountain internment camp during World War II and also touches upon his many accomplishments as an adult. More/less

The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill
Children / Teens
Two Lions
November 2015
ISBN 9781477828717
241 pages
$9.99, INSTOCK
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The greatest entertainer of his era, Buffalo Bill was the founder and star of the legendary show that featured cowboys, Indians, trick riding, and sharpshooters. 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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