University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Telling the Stories of People Who Take Action

These authors of memoirs and biographies of people from different life pathways. They will talk about how they tell their stories to highlight taking action to influence the world and achieve life goals.

Sylvia Acevedo

Sylvia Acevedo is an award-winning entrepreneur who has earned worldwide recognition for her work in addressing one of society’s most vexing challenges--universal access to education. Sylvia currently serves as the CEO for the Girl Scouts of the United States....

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G. Neri

G. Neri is the Eisner-nominated, Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author of "Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty," which Flavorwire hailed as one of the top 25 essential graphic novels of all time....

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Pamela Turner

Pamela S. Turner was an international health consultant and health policy researcher before turning to writing about science and history for children and young adults. She has lived in Kenya, South Africa, the Marshall Islands, the Philippines and Japan....

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Andrea Warren

Andrea Warren is a journalist and author whose nine historical nonfiction books for children include: "Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story," winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and "Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps," a Robert F....

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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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