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


Celeste Trimble has been working as an educator in K-12 and higher education since 2006. She works toward increasing cultural diversity within literature for youth inside and outside the classroom. She is currently an assistant professor of literacy at St. Martin’s University in Olympia, Washington.

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Scheduled events:
My Life Matters: Teens Challenging Expectations
The expectations of adults and peers can create boxes that confine teens. Four YA authors share the ways in which teens in their books challenge and go beyond societal expectations of gender, race, sexuality and social class to become their own selves.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tanaz Bhathena, Bill Konigsberg, Kekla Magoon, Matt Mendez
Moderator: Celeste Trimble
#OwnVoices in Action: Writings by Young Indigenous Writers
Student authors from Baboquivari Secondary School on the Tohono O’odham Nation, will read from their recent works and discuss the importance of highlighting and uplifting young Indigenous voices.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Teen and Author Stage (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Celeste Trimble
Moderators: Cydne Bolton, Nancy Webber-Graff

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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