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


Kathi Appelt has written more than 40 books for children and young adults. She is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary award-winning and best-selling "The Underneath" as well as the National Book Award finalist "The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp," "Maybe a Fox" (with Alison McGhee), "Keeper" and many picture books including "Counting Crows." Her new book, "Angel Thieves," is due out in March.

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Scheduled events:
Take Five: A Writing Workshop for Ages 10+
No matter what kind of story you’re writing, the hardest part is getting started. The next hardest part is keeping that story going. So let’s get our stories moving. Prepare to write and to be surprised.

Education Room 349 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Kathi Appelt
Moderator: Kathy Koritzinsky
The High Cost of Freedom
Freedom can come at great cost. Four authors who write across reality, history and fantasy explore how the universal desire for freedom plays out in their books.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, 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: Kathi Appelt, R. Gregory Christie, Corey Ann Haydu, Daniel José Older
Moderator: Holly Johnson
A Menagerie of Characters: The Role of Animals in Literature
Authors engage their readers through creating a menagerie of compelling characters, but animals in particular have always played a powerful role in middle-grade novels. Four best-selling authors will talk about the animal characters that populate their books.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  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: Kathi Appelt, Sayantani DasGupta, James Howe, Lisa McMann
Moderator: Hilary Taber

Books:
Angel Thieves
Children / Teens
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
March 2019
ISBN 9781442421097
256 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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An ocelot. A slave. An angel thief. Multiple perspectives spanning across time are united through themes of freedom, hope, and faith in a most unusual and epic novel from Newbery Honor–winning author and National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt. More/less

Maybe A Fox
Children / Teens
Simon & Schuster
March 2016
ISBN 9781442482425
272 pages
$18.99, INSTOCK
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When her sister Sylvie goes missing on a snowy morning and is never seen again, Jules refuses to believe she is gone forever, meanwhile, in the shadow world, a shadow fox is born.

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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