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)

Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Ms. Garcia McCall is appearing courtesy of Lee and Low

Guadalupe Garcia McCall was born in Mexico and moved to Texas as a young girl, keeping close ties with family on both sides of the border. Trained in Theater Arts and English, she now teaches English/Language Arts at a junior high school. Her poems for adults have appeared in more than twenty literary journals. McCall is an up-and-coming talent whose debut YA novel, "Under the Mesquite," won the Pura Belpré Award and was named a Morris Award finalist. Her second novel, "Summer of the Mariposas," was an Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Finalist. Her latest novel, "Shame the Stars," is a reimagining of Romeo & Juliet set during the time of the Mexican Revolution in South Texas.

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Scheduled events:
The Tejana: Another State of Mind
More than just a river, the Rio Grande is a way of life. Authors celebrate the Valley and the people that shaped it.

Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Invalid (1280) (following presentation)

Panelists: Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Emmy Pérez
Moderator: Mari Herreras
Interview with Guadalupe Garcia McCall
An interview with a small group of teens who have read the author's books and are creating a podcast.

AZPM - Teen Audio Interviews (not a public venue)
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Panelist: Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Racial Injustice:The Courage to Act
Racial injustice has characterized many different time periods in the U.S. and people have found the courage to challenge that injustice and take action to make a difference. Authors of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will talk about the ways in which they have addressed racial injustice and social action in their books.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, 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: Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Nikki Grimes, Rich Wallace, Sandra Neil Wallace
Moderator: Kevin Spink

Shame the Stars
Nuestras Raices
Tu Books
September 2016
ISBN 9781620142783
Hardcover, 320 pages
$19.95, INSTORE
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In the midst of racial conflict and at the edges of a war at the Texas--Mexico border in 1915, Joaquín and Dulceña attempt to maintain a secret romance in this reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.

Summer of the Mariposas
Nuestras Raices
Tu Books
September 2016
ISBN 9781620140109
Paperback, 352 pages
$11.95, INSTOCK
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A YA retelling of The Odyssey, set in Mexico.

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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