Tucson Festival of Books

LeUyen Pham


Stocker Foundation

LeUyen Pham has illustrated more than 100 books for children, including the Caldecott Honor book "Bear Came Along" by Richard T. Morris and the best-selling Princess in Black series by Shannon and Dean Hale. She is the co-creator, along with Shannon Hale, of the best-selling graphic memoirs "Real Friends," "Best Friends" and "Friends Forever." Her own books include "The Bear Who Wasn't There," "Big Sister, Little Sister" and "Outside, Inside." Her new book is "Lunar New Year Love Story." A graduate of the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, LeUyen lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

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Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, Golden Kite Award

Communities: Asian American


Scheduled events:
LeUyen Pham Shares "Bubbly, Beautiful Kitty-Corn"
Enjoy a story read aloud by an illustrator as LeUyen Pham shares her new book, "Bubbly, Beautiful Kitty-Korn."

Story Blanket Tent (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Children

Panelist: LeUyen Pham
Moderator: Sherry Small
Love and Laughter: Rom-Coms
Three best-selling authors and illustrators have created new rom-coms that combine love and laughter--with a twist. Gene Luen Yang and LeUyen Pham use the graphic novel format to share the love story (and curse) of a Vietnamese teen, while Marissa Meyer shares a sweet romance in which the character is magically gifted with luck, causing many problems.

YA Author Stage (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teen
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: LeUyen Pham, Marissa Meyer, Gene Luen Yang
Moderator: Julie Andrews
The World of YA Graphic Novels
Graphic novels enjoy a tremendous popularity with readers. Gene Luen Yang and LeUyen Pham talk about their process of creating popular graphic novels, the reasons why these books matter to readers, and their collaboration in creating "Lunar New Year Love Story." Gene's graphic novels include "American Born Chinese," The Books of Clash, and Avatar. LeUyen's graphic novels include the Real Friends series.

UA Library YA /Room 254 Main Floor (Seats 55, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Teen
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: LeUyen Pham, Gene Luen Yang
Moderator: T. Gail Pritchard
A Visit with Gene Yang & LeUyen Pham for Friends and Family
Friends of the Festival Family Tent (Seats 25)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Panelists: LeUyen Pham, Gene Luen Yang
On Your Mark, Get Set, Draw: Illustrator Draw-Off
Join Adam Rex for a fun draw-off as illustrators compete to create quick drawings based on suggestions from Adam and the audience.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joe Cepeda, Lian Cho, Anna Margrethe Kjærgaard, LeUyen Pham, Brendan Wenzel, Gene Luen Yang
Moderator: Adam Rex

Books:
Lunar New Year Love Story
Children
First Second
January 2024
ISBN 9781250908261
352 pages
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Bubbly Beautiful Kitty-Corn
Children
Abrams Books for Young Readers
January 2024
ISBN 9781419768774
48 pages