University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Diana Porter


Diana Porter teaches various literacy courses, including Adolescent Literature and Resources, at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. She attributes her lifelong love of children’s/adolescent literature to her parents who read to her, modeled reading in the home, and valued education. While she has already shared her love of books with her own children, ten classes of fifth graders, and multiple teacher candidates, she is looking forward to the next “chapter” in her life in which she will embrace the opportunity to explore the world of books with her darling new grandson!

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Scheduled events:
Notable Books for K-8 Readers
Join the committee members who select the Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts as they describe their processes in selecting award-winning books for K-8 readers. They will share some of their favorite 2016 books and provide book lists of recent award books.

Education Room 308 (Seats 48, 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: Cynthia Alaniz, Christine Draper, Pamela Jewett, Diana Porter, Holly Sims
Moderator: Helena Elling

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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