Cynthia Alaniz

Jessica Alexander

Appearing Courtesy of Friends of the Festival

Cynthia Alaniz is an elementary school librarian in Coppell, Texas with an undying passion for reading, libraries and children’s literature. Author of the blog Librarian in Cute Shoes, she is an active member of the American Library Association, the Texas Library Association, the Association of Library Service to Children, the National Council of the Teachers of English and the Children’s Literature Assembly. She served on the 2016 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Jury with the Pennsylvania Center for the Book. Cynthia was the Chair of the 2019 Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Committee with the Children’s Literature Assembly and currently serves on the CLA Board.

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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
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Arizona Party Rental Companies
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Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

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