University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Acts of Caring and Kindness that Celebrate the World

Four authors share books of kindness and wonder, including: Monica Brown's story of Frida Kahlo's kindness to animals, Carter Higgins' exploration of an emerging friendship, Anne Sibley O'Brien's empathy for the struggles of new immigrants and Jillian Tamaki's examination of wonder in a child's life.

Mónica Brown

Monica Brown, Ph.D. is the author of, most recently, "Lola Levine is Not Mean!" She has written many award-winning books for children, including "Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People," winner of the Américas Award for Children's Literature and an Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction, and "Waiting for the Biblioburro," a Christopher Award winner....

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Carter Higgins

Carter Higgins is a librarian at an independent school in Los Angeles. She is the author of "A Rambler Steals Home" and two forthcoming picture books from Chronicle Books, "This is Not a Valentine" and "Everything You Need For a Treehouse....

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Anne Sibley O'Brien

Anne Sibley O’Brien was raised bilingual and bicultural in South Korea and now lives in Maine. Titles she wrote and illustrated include "In the Shadow of the Sun," "I'm New Here," a Kirkus best book of 2015, "The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea"and "A Path of Stars....

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Jillian Tamaki

Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and artist best known for her graphic novels "Skim," which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated and "This One Summer," both co-created with Mariko Tamaki. "This One Summer" was awarded a Caldecott Honor, Printz Honor and Eisner Award....

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