University of Arizona Campus  •  March 11 - 12, 2017  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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Rich Wallace


Rich Wallace is the author of more than three dozen novels for children and teenagers, including several successful series. His recent works of nonfiction include "Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights" and "Babe Conquers the World"--both co-authored with his wife, novelist Sandra Neil Wallace. Rich was a long-time editor at Highlights for Children magazine and still writes The Timbertoes comic strip for that publication. He is a member of the advisory council for the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College and is on the selection committee for the Monadnock International Film Festival.

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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
Rich 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: Rich Wallace
Writing for Children's Magazines
Children's magazines have long provided an avenue for beginning authors and illustrators to break into the field as well as another source of publication for authors. Talk with an editor of a children's magazine for tips on how to write and get published in these magazines.

Education Room 349 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Rich Wallace
Moderator: Jose Arizpe

Books:
Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights
Children / Teens
Calkins Creek Books
September 2016
ISBN 9781629790947
Hardcover, 352 pages
$18.95, INSTOCK
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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, OUTOFSTOCK
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Babe Didrikson Zaharias had one driving goal: to become the greatest athlete who ever lived. More/less

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