University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Jacqueline Woodson

Tucson Medical Center

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award winner for her award-winning memoir "Brown Girl Dreaming," which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, the NAACP Image Award and the Sibert Honor Award. She is also the author of award-winning novel "Another Brooklyn," which was a 2016 National Book Award finalist and Woodson’s first adult novel in twenty years. In 2015, Woodson was named Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. She is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders, and children; among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. Her picturebooks include "This Is the Rope" and "Each Kindness." Woodson just received the "2018-19 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature" by the Library of Congress.

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Scheduled events:
Why We Need Complex and Diverse Characters
The call for more diverse books reflecting the lives of people of color and other marginalized groups includes the challenge of creating characters with depth and complexity. Three award-winning authors will talk about how they create diverse characters who are complex and avoid limited heroic or stereotypical representations.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, 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: N. Senzai, Erika Sánchez, Jacqueline Woodson
Moderator: Desiree Cueto
An American Dream
What would you sacrifice to achieve the American Dream? Explore the love, loss and inner strength that people undergo to find their happiness. Assistive listening devices available.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tayari Jones, Stephanie Powell Watts, Jacqueline Woodson
Moderator: Laura Penny

Brown Girl Dreaming
Children / Teens
October 2016
ISBN 9780147515827
Paperback, 368 pages
$10.99, INSTORE
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"Contains seven new, original poems by the author"--Page [4] of cover.

Another Brooklyn
Children / Teens
May 2017
ISBN 9780062359995
Paperback, 192 pages
$14.99, INSTORE
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A Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award New York Times Bestseller The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years. More/less

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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