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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Cynthia Alaniz


Cynthia Alaniz is an elementary school librarian in Coppell, Texas. She has over 25 years experience as an elementary educator, and has a strong and undying passion for reading, books, and children's literature. She was her district's Elementary Teacher of the Year, and a recipient of the Bonnie Campbell Hill National Literacy Leader Award. She is an active presenter and member of the Children's Literature Assembly, the National Council of the Teachers of English, the Texas Library Association, and the American Library Association. Cynthia is currently serving on the Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts Award Committee.

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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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