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


Suzanne Kaufman is the illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book "All Are Welcome." She is an author, illustrator, animator and lover of school potlucks. She has written and illustrated her own books "Confiscated" and "I Love Monkey." Her previous illustration work includes "Take Your Pets to School Day," "100 Bugs," "Naughty Claudine Christmas" and "Samanthasaurus Rex." Over the years, she's done everything from animating special effects for Universal and Discovery, to be an animation lead on games that were awarded the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Innovation in Art Direction, Innovation in Animation and Children's Title of the Year. She has lectured and taught illustration an animation around the US, England, Japan and Peru. When not tramping through the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, you will find her teaching animation or working in her studio. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two creative daughters of her own.

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Scheduled events:
How to Draw a Friend: Drawing Workshop, Ages 5-10
Learn how to draw a friend step by step, using the children from the book "All are Welcome."

Education Room 349 (Seats 46, 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

Panelist: Suzanne Kaufman
Moderator: Barbara Bloom
Tough Choices: Kindness and Action in Picturebooks
When characters in picture books face tough decisions, they can choose to challenge inequity and act with kindness. Often young children are not viewed as having the capacity for action so these books play a particularly important role in demonstrating their responsibility for action.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, 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

Panelists: Suzanne Kaufman, Jacob Kramer, Mikela Prevost, K-Fai Steele
Moderator: Desiree Cueto
Suzanne Kaufman Presents All Are Welcome
Author Suzanne Kaufman presents "All Are Welcome."

Story Blanket Tent  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens

Panelist: Suzanne Kaufman
On Your Mark, Get Set, Draw: Illustrator Draw-Off with Adam Rex
This interactive session is a competition between illustrators to complete a drawing that incorporates suggestions from the audience.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Molly Idle, Suzanne Kaufman, Juana Martinez-Neal, Zeke Pena, Booki Vivat
Moderator: Adam Rex

Books:
All Are Welcome
Children / Teens
Knopf Books for Young Readers
July 2018
ISBN 9780525579656
44 pages
$20.99, INSTOCK
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Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce a school where diversity is celebrated and songs, stories, and talents are shared.

100 Bugs
Children / Teens
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
June 2018
ISBN 9780374306311
40 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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A boy and girl find and count 100 different bugs in their backyard in increments of ten.

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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