A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is the Newbery Medal-winning author of "Last Stop on Market Street." He is also the author of the award-winning picture books "Carmela Full of Wishes," "Love" and "A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis" and seven critically-acclaimed young-adult novels. He teaches creative writing and visits schools and colleges throughout the country. His newest book is "Milo Imagines the World," illustrated by Christian Robinson 

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Scheduled events:
Taking Another Look: Story and Imagination
Four award-winning creators of picture books talk about their process of collaborating with each other. Each superstar pair has just published their third book together around the power of imagination and story.

Helios Education Foundation Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens

Panelists: Matthew Cordell, Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson, Philip Stead
Moderator: Cyndi Giorgis

Milo Imagines the World
Children / Teens
Penguin Young Readers Group
January 2021
ISBN 9780399549083
40 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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Carmela Full of Wishes
Children / Teens
January 2018
ISBN 9780399549045
Hardcover, 40 pages

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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