University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Christine A. Draper


Friends of the Festival

Christine Draper is a former 5th and 7th-grade teacher and Associate Professor of Education. She now works as an Instructional Designer at Nevada State College supporting professors in course design. She has been a member of several national book award committees and is a firm believer in the power of children's and young adult literature and how powerful books can change and transform the readers' views, perspectives, and conceptional knowledge.


Scheduled events:
Difficult Topics, Strong Emotions and the Power of Story
This session features children's books on difficult topics, such as bullying, climate change and school shootings, along with the ways in which these books can be used to talk about difficult or scary issues with children.

Education Room 308 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Christine Draper, Marie LeJeune, Michelle Reidel, Heather Scott
Moderator: Shayla Samuels

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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