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


Friends of the Festival

Janine M. Schall has been helping kids love books since she began teaching fifth graders 25 years ago. The majority of her work has focused on connecting marginalized readers with books in ways that will help them become stronger and more willing readers. Now an associate professor of reading and literacy at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Janine works with teachers and parents to help them use children’s and young adult literature in powerful ways. Janine has served on the National Council for the Social Studies Notable Children’s Books committee and conducted presentations on multicultural and multiethnic children’s literature at a variety of state and national conferences.


Scheduled events:
Latinx Immigrant Journeys in Picturebooks
We share children's picture books that show immigration journeys from Mexico and Central America to the United States. We will examine how the text and illustrations depict immigrants and discuss the ways these books can be used in classrooms.

Education Room 308 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jeanne Fain, Janine Schall
Moderator: Julie Laird
Teen Worlds: A Carousel of YA Authors
Meet eight YA authors in 60 minutes. Each author will be at a table to talk about their latest book with a small group. Every eight minutes, each author will move to another table in our own version of author speed-dating.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tanaz Bhathena, Sara Holland, Karen McManus, Emma Mills, Kass Morgan, Shelley Sackier, Sonja Stone, Suzanne Young
Moderators: Janine Schall, Tracy Smiles

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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