University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Latinx Immigrant Journeys in Picturebooks

We share children's picture books that show immigration journeys from Mexico and Central America to the United States. We will examine how the text and illustrations depict immigrants and discuss the ways these books can be used in classrooms.

Jeanne Fain

Jeanne G. Fain is a professor and lead faculty of Multilingual Learners at Lipscomb University. She is currently a member of the Notable in Children’s Books in Language Arts Committee. Her educational interests include a focus on early literacy and literacy in K-8 Classrooms, Critical Conversation around Global, Culturally Responsive and social justice texts in local school partnerships....

Janine Schall

Janine M. Schall has been helping kids love books since she began teaching fifth graders 25 years ago. The majority of her work has focused on connecting marginalized readers with books in ways that will help them become stronger and more willing readers....

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

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Tucson Medical Center

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Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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