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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)
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Tonya Bolden


Ms. Bolden is appearing courtesy of Abrams

Award-winning author Tonya Bolden's books have garnered much praise and earned countless starred reviews. Her books have won the James Madison Book Award and named the School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, YALSA Best Book of the Year and CCBC Best Book of the Year. Bolden's works were twice nominated for an NAACP award, for her books "Searching for Sarah Rector" and "Beautiful Moon." She won a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for "Maritcha: A Nineteenth Century American Girl." Bolden's acclaimed works include "Capital Days: Michael Shiner's Journal and the Growth of Our Nation's Capital," Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty," 12 Days of New York," George Washington Carver," M.L.K.: Journey Of A King," Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America" and "Wake Up Our Souls: A Celebration of Black American Artists." She lives in New Rochelle, NY.

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Scheduled events:
Thinking Like Historians in Writing Nonfiction
Authors of nonfiction need to be historians as they research and write. Three best-selling authors will talk about what it means to think like an historian and how that shapes their work as writers.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tonya Bolden, Deborah Hopkinson, Teri Kanefield
Moderator: Joan Sandin
People Who Changed the World
The stories of people who take action to change our world provide inspiration for our own actions as well as an understanding of history. Join three creators of biography and history as they discuss their portrayals of people who acted to make a difference for others.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, 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

Panelists: Tonya Bolden, Chris Eliopoulos, Teri Kanefield
Moderator: Allan Koritzinsky
Taking Action/Making a Difference
Characters who have the courage to take action in order to make a difference in the world provide children with reassurance that they too can take action and strategies for action. Authors of fiction and nonfiction will talk about their struggles to portray authentic action in their books for children.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, 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

Panelists: Tonya Bolden, Mary E. Lambert, Eliot Schrefer
Moderator: Hannah Gomez

Books:
Pathfinders
Children / Teens
Harry N. Abrams
January 2017
ISBN 9781419714559
Hardcover, 128 pages
$24.95, INSTORE
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Beautiful Moon
Children / Teens
Harry N. Abrams
November 2014
ISBN 9781419707926
Hardcover, 32 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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"Under a radiant moon and surrounded by all the noises of the city at night, a little boy prays for those in need, for wars to end, for the sick to be healed, and for all the members of his family"--

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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