University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Jane Bean-Folkes

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Jane Bean-Folkes is an assistant professor of literacy in the Education Department at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. She is an avid reader of children’s books especially books on diverse and global literature. She loves coming home to boxes of books and so does her cat, Dusty! Together Dusty and Jane spend countless hours reading on the sofa. Her research interests involve multilingual classrooms, written academic language, African American language, sociocultural and sociolinguistic perspectives of education for non-dominant language speakers as they learn the academic language in urban settings.

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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 2017 books and provide book lists of recently awarded books. They will also be giving away a set of Notable Books at the session to participants.

Education Room 308 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Cynthia Alaniz, Jane Bean-Folkes, Christine Draper, Pamela Jewett, Rebecca Leigh, Diana Porter
Moderator: Julie Laird

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
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company

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