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


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Marilyn Carpenter is a specialist in literacy and literature for children and young adults with 20 years experience in staff development for school districts across the United States. She is professor emeritus from Eastern Washington University (EWU) in the Education Department. There she taught literacy classes concentrating on children’s and teen literature as well as literacy courses.

Her Ph.D. is from the University of Arizona. Her past experiences include community college instructor, elementary teacher, Title I Coordinator and Los Angeles Times book, reviewer. At Pasadena City College she taught a popular parent education class, “Children Need Books” for ten years.

In 2009 she received the Graduate Faculty of the Year Award from EWU and in 2008 the EWU Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching. Marilyn has published more than 100 articles in national and state journals about books for children and teens. She is a popular presenter at national conferences for teachers.

Marilyn has been active in the National Council of the Teachers of English as a member of the Notable Trade Books in Language Arts Committee and the field consultant in children’s literature for Language Arts Journal. For over 35 years Marilyn received 2000 to 3000 review copies of children and teen books annually from major publishers. Those books are made available for students to borrow and share in their classrooms. Marilyn and her husband have three children and four grandchildren.

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Scheduled events:
Award-Winning Books Too Good to Miss
The best fiction and nonfiction books for children are recognized each year in awards given by NCTE. This session will highlight the 2019 winning titles including the award winners, honor books and recommended titles.

Education Room 310 (Seats 49, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Marilyn Carpenter
Moderator: Michelle Martin

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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