University of Arizona Campus  •  March 11 - 12, 2017  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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Grace Lin



Alexandre Ferron

Grace Lin is a NY Times bestselling author and illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels. Grace's novel "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" was awarded the Newbery Honor in 2010 and Grace's early reader, "Ling and Ting" was honored with the Theodor Geisel Honor in 2011. Most recently, the cover illustration for her novel "When the Sea Turned Silver" (a National Book Award Finalist) was displayed at the White House, where Grace was recognized as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. Many of Grace's books are about the Asian-American experience because she believes, "Books erase bias, they make the uncommon everyday, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal."

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Scheduled events:
National Book Award Salute
The National Book Award exists to "celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America. "Seven of the 2016 honorees, including the winners for fiction and nonfiction, are welcomed to the Festival by Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 567)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Foyer (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Adam Cohen, Paulette Jiles, Ibram X. Kendi, Grace Lin, Elizabeth McKenzie, Andrés Reséndez, Colson Whitehead
Moderator: Lisa Lucas
Global Connection: People, Place, and Possibility
Three award-winning authors will talk about their use of global settings to connect people and places and to introduce new possibilities to readers. These global connections can be woven into fantasy and realistic fiction and link people and stories with each other as well as to animals, both real and imagined.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Grace Lin, Lisa Papademetriou, Eliot Schrefer
Moderator: Holly Johnson
A Weyr of Dragons: Journeys of Magic & Intrigue
Three best-selling authors will share the ways in which dragons are woven into their characters' journeys of magic and intrigue. Dragons have long captured the imagination in fantasy and their appeal to readers will be explored.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Michelle Knudsen, Grace Lin, Lisa McMann
Moderator: Hilary Taber
Illustrator Studio: Gouache Techniques
Grace Lin will demonstrate her techniques for using gouache in her paintings to create illustrations in her novels and picture books.

Education Room 437 (Seats 65, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Grace Lin
Moderator: Jill Wadsworth

Books:
When the Sea Turned to Silver
Children / Teens
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
September 2016
ISBN 9780316125925
Hardcover, 384 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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A New York Times Bestseller A National Book Award Finalist This breathtaking, full-color illustrated fantasy is inspired by Chinese folklore, and is a companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. More/less

Ling & Ting: Together in All Weather
Children / Teens
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
November 2015
ISBN 9780316335485
Paperback, 48 pages
$4.99, INSTORE
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The newest installment in the Geisel Honor Ling & Ting early reader series follows the adorable Asian American twins throughout all the seasons of the year--now in paperback! Ling and Ting have fun, rain or shine, in the fourth book of this irresistible early reader series. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
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Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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