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)
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Seemi Aziz


Seemi Aziz grew up in Pakistan and then emigrated to the U. S. She is a University of Arizona graduate and has been an Assistant Professor in Literacy and Reading at Oklahoma State University. She is now teaching at the University of Arizona with a focus on children’s and YA literature that has Muslim representation and she researches, reads and presents on this focus.

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Scheduled events:
The Portrayal of Parents and Grandparents in Children's Books
Children's books are filled with depictions of parents and grandparents as they interact with children. This session will explore the kinds of representations of parents and grandparents that appear in children's books and strategies for how to unpack the content of these books.

Education Room 310 (Seats 49, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Seemi Aziz
Moderator: Tiffany Hodge
Illustrator Studio: Art Doesn't Care How You Make It
Adam Rex uses a wide variety of mediums in his illustrations, often mixing traditional and digital work to produce something fun. He will walk his audience through the very different processes he used on two different books that employed paint, pixels, love, cut paper, photography, love, and charcoal.

Education Room 437 (Seats 65, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Adam Rex
Moderator: Seemi Aziz

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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