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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Maria Leonard Olsen


Maria Leonard Olsen graduated from Boston College and the University of Virginia School of Law. She is an attorney, radio talk show host, writing retreat instructor, editor and speaker on diversity issues. Her work has been published by The Washington Post, The Washingtonian Magazine, Bethesda Magazine, among others. She served in the Clinton Justice Department prior to having children, and recently returned to practicing law now that her children are teenagers. "Mommy, Why's Your Skin So Brown?" is her first children's book. "Healing for Hallie," about the importance of expressing feelings, is her second. Her first adult nonfiction book, "Not the Cleaver Family--The New Normal in Modern American Families," was released on November 29, 2016. She is available for book talks on any or all of her titles. See www.MariaLeonardOlsen.com

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Scheduled events:
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Authors: Shelly Arneson, Margaret Barnhart, Tanya Binford, Diane Dweller, Loretta Engelhardt, Rebecca Gale, Becky Liguori Cancelled, Terrence Loftus, MD Cancelled, Lisa Mishler, Holland Nance, Maria Olsen, Courtney Nielsen
Maria Olsen - Tent Talk
Author Pavilion Tent Talk

Author Pavilion — Tent Talks, Booth #239 (Seats 1)
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 1:10 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science

Author: Maria Olsen

Books:
Not the Cleaver Family--The New Normal in Modern American Families
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Tate Publishing
November 2016
ISBN 9781683190394
Paperback, 172 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

As a biracial woman, I was frequently mistaken as the nanny of my lighter-skinned children. More/less

Mommy, Why's Your Skin So Brown?
Children / Teens
Mirror Publishing
April 2013
ISBN 9781612251875
Paperback, 26 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

For ages 3-9... "Mommy Why's Your Skin So Brown" is a mother's explanation to her bi-racial children about why her skin color is darker than theirs. More/less

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