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)
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Cyndi Giorgis


Cyndi Giorgis is an avid reader of books for children and young adults. She has served on the Newbery, Caldecott, and Geisel Award Committees and is currently a member of the Pura Belpre Committee. Cyndi has also been a member of and is currently chairing NCTE’s Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Committee. She enjoys reading aloud stories in elementary classrooms and experiencing the joy of children’s responses to books. Cyndi also writes books, articles, and curriculum guides that highlight effective strategies for sharing literature with children.

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Scheduled events:
Series Books to Grow and Support Today's Readers
This session will feature series books to grow and support young readers including picture books, early chapter books, and middle grade novels and beyond. Detailed book lists and tips for choosing great books will be shared.

Education Room 310 (Seats 49, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Cyndi Giorgis, Marie LeJeune
Moderator: Anna Pulsipher
The Writer/Illustrator Connection: It Takes Two
Three pairs of award-winning authors and illustrators will talk about the different ways in which they work together as well as separately on a picture book. They will explore their roles and the reasons for why each pair chose to work in a different way within specific books.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  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: Kelly DiPucchio, Michelle Knudsen, LeUyen Pham, Matt Phelan, Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
Moderator: Cyndi Giorgis

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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