University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

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

Myron Uhlberg

Mr. Uhlberg is appearing courtesy of Peachtree

Myron Uhlberg is the critically acclaimed, award-wining author of several children’s books, including the best-selling,"Dad, Jackie, and Me," winner of the American Library Association Schneider Award and an International Reading Association Teacher’s Choice Award. "A Storm Called Katrina" received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher's Weekly and Booklist. Uhlberg's latest children’s book, "The Sound of All Things," was published in 2016.

Uhlberg published his first adult memoir, "Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love," a Barnes & Noble Discover Award Book, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, as well as a finalist for the MS Books for a Better Life Award for Inspirational Memoir. "Hands of My Father" has been optioned for a film.

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Scheduled events:
Creating Stories from Family Experiences
Family experiences provide a rich source of ideas for writing picture books that connect to children's lives, inviting laughter and tears. Join three picture book authors as they share the stories behind their books.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jessixa Bagley, Joe Hayes, Myron Uhlberg
Moderator: Michelle Parker-Rock
Inspired by Place: Writing the Places that Shaped You
Join us as we hear from four authors who've written beautiful and moving memoirs that have a deep sense of place and transport us into those places and times that shaped them. Moderated by Chris Cokinos, this panel will explore how these writers were deeply inspired by place and its impact on their lives, and how that influenced their memoirs.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Shelley Armitage, Richard Shelton, Jennifer Sinor, Myron Uhlberg
Moderator: Christopher Cokinos

The Sound of All Things
Children / Teens
March 2016
ISBN 9781561458332
Hardcover, 32 pages
$17.95, INSTORE
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A day in the life of a young hearing boy and his deaf parents. The Brooklyn family takes an outing to Coney Island, where they enjoy the rides, the food, and the sights. More/less

Dad, Jackie, and Me
Children / Teens
Peachtree Publishers
February 2010
ISBN 9781561455317
Paperback, 32 pages
$8.95, INSTORE
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In Brooklyn, New York, in 1947, a boy learns about discrimination and tolerance as he and his deaf father share their enthusiasm over baseball and the Dodgers' first baseman, Jackie Robinson.

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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