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


Worlds of Words

Kekla Magoon grew up in Indiana but wanted to see the rest of the world. Now she travels all over the country meeting young readers and sharing her books, which include "The Rock and the River," "Camo Girl" and "Shadows of Sherwood," from The Robyn Hoodlum Adventures series. She has won numerous awards for her work, including two Coretta Scott King Honors, an NAACP Image Award, the Walter Award Honor and inclusion on the National Book Award Long List. She holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she now serves on faculty. Her new book is "The Season of Styx Malone."

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Scheduled events:
My Life Matters: Teens Challenging Expectations
The expectations of adults and peers can create boxes that confine teens. Four YA authors share the ways in which teens in their books challenge and go beyond societal expectations of gender, race, sexuality and social class to become their own selves.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, 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

Panelists: Tanaz Bhathena, Bill Konigsberg, Kekla Magoon, Matt Mendez
Moderator: Celeste Trimble
Teen Audio Interview with Kekla Magoon
A small group of teens who have read this author's newest book will interview the author to create a podcast to post on the library website and the festival website.

AZPM - Teen Audio Interviews (not a public venue)
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Children / Teens

Panelist: Kekla Magoon
Moderator: Amy Morris
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

Book:
The Season of Styx Malone
Children / Teens
Wendy Lamb Books
October 2018
ISBN 9781524715953
304 pages
$16.99, INSTOCK
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Caleb Franklin and his younger brother, Bobby Gene, spend an extraordinary summer their new, older neighbor, Styx Malone, a foster boy from the city.

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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