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)

Parents Can Be a Pain: Clashing Generations and Expectations

Three YA authors write about the tensions that emerge when teens resist the expectations of immigrant parents. These books explore both the importance of family and the ways in which parents impose their values and beliefs onto teens.

Gloria Chao

Gloria Chao is an MIT graduate, turned dentist, turned writer. She currently lives in Chicago with her ever-supportive husband for whom she became a nine-hole golfer (sometimes seven). She is always up for cooperative board games, Dance Dance Revolution, or soup dumplings....

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Sandhya Menon

Sandhya Menon is the New York Times best-selling author of the smash-hit "When Dimple Met Rishi" and the forthcoming "From Twinkle, with Love." She was born and raised in India on a steady diet of Bollywood movies and street food, and blames this upbringing for her obsession with happily-ever-afters, bad dance moves and pani puri....

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Erika Sánchez

Erika L. Sánchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. A poet, essayist and fiction writer. She is the author of the poetry collection, "Lessons on Expulsion," and the young adult novel, "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter," a National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Bestseller....

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