Tucson Festival of Books

Junko Sakoi (she/her/hers)


Junko Sakoi is a multicultural coordinator in Tucson Unified School District. She loves to share global and international literature with children and teens and invite them to written and artistic engagements to understand self and explore the world.

Arizona author

Communities: Asian American


Scheduled events:
Art and Artists in Picturebooks
Picturebooks can inspire children to create arts and come to view themselves as an artists. Participants will engage in activities around three picturebooks to create an interactive 3D playground and sculptures and explore place value. Examples from children will also be shared and there will be time for book browsing.

Education Room 308 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Chika Hayashi-Willis, Junko Sakoi
Moderator: Junko Sakoi
Sharing Books about Kindness and Togetherness
Families and educators are invited to browse books about kindness and togetherness for young children and to participate in writing and art activities based on these books. Come to enjoy the books and to engage in experiences to encourage young children to consider kindness and togetherness.

Education Room 310 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Judith Fischer, Junko Sakoi
Moderator: Junko Sakoi