University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

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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Christine A. Draper


Christine A. Draper is a former elementary and middle school teacher. She is an avid reader and is always searching for the next great book to engage children in a variety of topics and subjects. She currently teaches young adult and children’s literature courses at Georgia Southern University and introduces the next generation of teachers to many of the amazing books that are out there.

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Scheduled events:
Notable Books for K-8 Readers
Join the committee members who select the Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts as they describe their processes in selecting award-winning books for K-8 readers. They will share some of their favorite 2016 books and provide book lists of recent award books.

Education Room 308 (Seats 48, 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: Cynthia Alaniz, Christine Draper, Pamela Jewett, Diana Porter, Holly Sims
Moderator: Helena Elling
Sharing and Writing Poetry with Children
Poetry can prompt social justice, help students to find passionate voices, and can bring language and literacy skills into content areas classrooms. The presenters will share literature in poetic formats and classroom-ready poetry ideas and strategies for a variety of grades and content areas.

Education Room 310 (Seats 49, 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: Christine Draper, Heather Scott
Moderator: Jari Thymian

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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