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)

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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Sandra Neil Wallace


Sandra Neil Wallace is an award-winning author of fiction and biography for young readers. Her titles have been selected as ALA Notable books, the Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best”, and awarded Booklist’s Editors’ Choice, the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Book of the Year. An immigrant and daughter of a refugee, Sandra is drawn to stories of overcoming barriers, including gender, ethnicity and race. A former network news anchor and ESPN sportscaster, she succeeded in breaking a gender barrier in sports by becoming the first woman to host an NHL broadcast on national television. She lives in New Hampshire and Maine with her husband, author Rich Wallace.

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Scheduled events:
Writing Workshop on Writing Real Stories: Speaking the Truth
Advice for teens on writing and response to their writing

Teen Lounge  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Panelists: Rich Wallace, Sandra Neil Wallace
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
Sandra Neil Wallace
Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights: This powerful biography of a little-known figure underscores the fact that civil rights workers in the 1960s South knowingly put their lives on the line for the cause. The authors deftly convey Daniels' complex personality, drawing from letters and interviews, including 18 they conducted.

Mostly Books, Booth #240 (Seats 1)
Sun, Mar 12, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Children / Teens

Author: Sandra Neil Wallace
Journalism, TV, and Children's Books: Multiple Pathways as a Writer
Three best-selling authors will talk about their multiple pathways as writers that include working as journalists and writing for late night TV shows as well as writing for children and teens. Each of these pathways provides different writing demands and networks of relationships in creating a career as a writer.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Michael Rubens, Eliot Schrefer, Sandra Neil Wallace
Moderator: Marina Welmers

Books:
Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights
Children / Teens
Calkins Creek
September 2016
ISBN 9781629790947
Hardcover, 352 pages
$18.95, INSTORE
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Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary student from New Hampshire, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to help with voter registration of black residents. More/less

Babe Conquers the World: The Legendary Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Children / Teens
Calkins Creek
March 2014
ISBN 9781590789810
Hardcover, 272 pages
$16.95, INSTOCK
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Babe Didrikson Zaharias had one driving goal: to become the greatest athlete who ever lived. 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
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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