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


Sponsored by Westin La Paloma

Dhonielle Clayton is an author, a former librarian, COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books and co-founder of Cake Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decadent--and decidedly diverse--literary confections for middle grade, young adult and women's fiction readers. She lives in New York City and travels the world in search of the best slice of pizza. Her new book is "The Everlasting Rose."

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Scheduled events:
Cruel Choices in a Cruel World
Fantasy worlds of dystopia involve characters who face difficult choices within worlds that are cruel and inequitable, where discovery involves harsh consequences. This is highlighted in the worlds created in "The Belles" by Dhonielle Clayton, "Everless" by Sara Holland and "Dealing in Dreams" by Lilliam Rivera.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Teen and Author Stage (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Dhonielle Clayton, Sara Holland, Lilliam Rivera
Moderators: Cydne Bolton, Nancy Webber-Graff
Resources Available from We Need Diverse Books
The organization, We Need Diverse Books, offers resources for authors, publishers and educators to highlight culturally diverse books. This session will focus on the resources available to educators in locating and using more diverse literature in their classrooms and libraries.

Education Room 310 (Seats 49, 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

Panelist: Dhonielle Clayton
Moderator: Tiffany Hodge
Sequels and Spin-Offs in YA Literature
Trilogies and series have long been popular in YA literature. An interesting trend are books which take a minor character or world from one series to create a whole new series that is a spin-off of the original series. Three authors will talk about their use of sequels and spin-offs in their writing of fantasy.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  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: Rae Carson, Dhonielle Clayton, Robin LaFevers, Lisa McMann
Moderator: Janni Lee Simner

Books:
The Everlasting Rose
Children / Teens
Disney-Hyperion
March 2019
ISBN 9781484728482
352 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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With a price on her head, the evil Queen Sophia out for blood, and no idea who to trust, Camellia Beaureguard, the former favorite Belle, must race against time to find the ailing Princess Charlotte, who has disappeared without a trace. More/less

The Belles
Children / Teens
Disney-Hyperion
February 2018
ISBN 9781484728499
448 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. 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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