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


Austin Aslan is the author of "The Islands at the End of the World" and "The Girl at the Center of the World." A National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, he can often be found exploring the wilds of Northern Arizona and camping in a tent on a punctured air mattress. In other lives, Austin drove ambulances way too fast, served as an ecotourism Peace Corps volunteer in a Honduran cloud forest and managed a variety of local, state and federal issue campaigns. Austin loves to travel widely, photograph nature and laugh. His new book is "TURBO Racers: Trailblazer."

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Scheduled events:
Heart-Pounding Adventures: The Race to Survive
Join four authors of heart-pounding adventures with characters who are in a race to survive. Anyone who loves adventure should not miss this session.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, 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

Panelists: Austin Aslan, Steven Bohls, J. C. Cervantes, Peter Lerangis
Moderator: Trish Bandré
Magic and Adventure: A Carousel of Middle Grade Authors
Meet a bunch of authors in 60 minutes. Each author will be seated at a table to talk with a small group about their newest book. Every eight minutes the authors will rotate to a new table in our version of author speed-dating.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Austin Aslan, J. C. Cervantes, Sayantani DasGupta, Stuart Gibbs, Russell Ginns, Corey Ann Haydu, Peter Lerangis, Mari Mancusi, Stacy McAnulty, Margaret Mincks
Moderator: Kathleen Crawford-McKinney

Book:
TURBO Racers: Trailblazer
Children / Teens
HarperCollins
December 2018
ISBN 9780062741035
352 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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In Turbo Racers: Trailblazer, twelve-year-old Mace Blazer gets the chance to pilot a state-of-the-art vehicle that transforms at the touch of a button from race car to jet plane to single-person sub, in the biggest race in the world. 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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