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)
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Janelle Mathis



Junko Yokota

Janelle Mathis is currently a professor of literacy and literature at the University of North Texas. With a passion for literature across all genre and for all ages of readers, she is currently exploring international literature that focuses on characters who show a strong sense of identity and agency—literature that encourages all readers to better understand the global community in which they live.

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Scheduled events:
Conflict and Peace in Children's Books
Children deal with conflict in their lives and communities and in their awareness of world events. Literature affords an opportunity for children to understand conflict and peace, particularly through the use of paired books and texts sets that connect local to global situations and problems.

Education Room 308 (Seats 48, 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

Panelist: Janelle Mathis
Moderator: Angela Hixon

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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