March 12-13 2022, 9:30-5:30, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus!

Gayle Jessup White

Gayle Jessup White is the public relations and community engagement officer at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s legendary estate. A former award-winning television reporter and anchor, Jessup White started her career at The New York Times. She has written and spoken extensively about her work at Monticello. She is a direct Jefferson descendant and is also related to two well-documented families enslaved at Monticello—the Hemingses and the Hubbards. She lives in Virginia. "Reclamation" is her latest work. 

Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson, and a Descendant's Search for Her Family's Lasting Legacy
History / Biography
HarperCollins Publishers
November 2021
ISBN 9780063028654
288 pages

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

Key Sponsors

Marshall Foundation

Want to help support literacy in Southern Arizona?
Become a Friend Now!
Show sponsors