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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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Eliot Schrefer



Priya Patel

Mr. Schrefer is appearing courtesy of Scholastic

Eliot Schrefer is a New York Times best-selling author, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. In naming him an Editor’s Choice, the New York Times has called his work "dazzling… big-hearted." He is also the author of two novels for adults and four other novels for children and young adults. His book have been named to the NPR "best of the year" list, the ALA best fiction list for young adults, and the Chicago Public Library’s "Best of the Best." His work has also been selected to the Amelia Bloomer List, recognizing best feminist books for young readers, and he has been a finalist for the Walden Award and won the Green Earth Book Award and Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. He lives in New York City, and is the children's book reviewer for USAToday.

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Scheduled events:
Global Connection: People, Place, and Possibility
Three award-winning authors will talk about their use of global settings to connect people and places and to introduce new possibilities to readers. These global connections can be woven into fantasy and realistic fiction and link people and stories with each other as well as to animals, both real and imagined.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Grace Lin, Lisa Papademetriou, Eliot Schrefer
Moderator: Holly Johnson
Conspiracy and Conflict
Join Gordon Korman and Eliot Schrefer as they talk about Masterminds and Rescued and answer questions on writing about characters who deal with different kinds of conspiracy and conflict

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Panelists: Gordon Korman, Eliot Schrefer
Taking Action/Making a Difference
Characters who have the courage to take action in order to make a difference in the world provide children with reassurance that they too can take action and strategies for action. Authors of fiction and nonfiction will talk about their struggles to portray authentic action in their books for children.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tonya Bolden, Mary E. Lambert, Eliot Schrefer
Moderator: Hannah Gomez
Journalism, TV, and Children' 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:
Rescued
Children / Teens
Scholastic Press
April 2016
ISBN 9780545655033
Hardcover, 272 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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Two-time National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer introduces us to an orangutan held captive in suburban America. More/less

Endangered
Children / Teens
Scholastic Paperbacks
January 2014
ISBN 9780545165778
Paperback, 264 pages
$9.99, INSTORE
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Reluctantly accompanying her advocate mother to a bonobo sanctuary, a teen girl participates in a desperate effort to rescue the bonobos and survive in the jungle when a revolution breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked.

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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