March 2022

Monica Brown



Cameron Schmitz

Monica Brown is a Spanish and English-language author of biographies and picture books. Her work includes the Lola Levine chapter book series and picturebooks like "Waiting for the Biblioburro" and "Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People."  Brown's books have received awards like the Pura Belpré Honors, Américas Awards, NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor for Nonfiction and The Christopher Award, among others. Her book, "Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro," is forthcoming in spring 2021 and "Sharuko: el arqueólogo Peruano/Peruvian Archaeologist" was published in fall 2020. 

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Scheduled events:
Dreaming Big and Working Hard: Celebrations of Latin America
Celebrate the people of Latin America through three new books about an indigenous family in a Peruvian rainforest, the first indigenous archaeologist in Peru and a glimpse into lives of Latinitas throughout the Americás.

Helios Education Foundation Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children / Teens
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Panelists: Monica Brown, Juana Martinez-Neal, Juliet Menéndez
Moderator: Maria Acevedo
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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