March 2022

Shawn Harris

Lauren Harris

Shawn Harris’s first illustrated book "Her Right Foot" by Dave Eggers received seven starred reviews, was an Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book, an ALA Notable and a PW Best Book of the Year. His other picture books include Eggers's "What Can a Citizen Do" (a Time Magazine Best Children’s Book), "Everyone’s Awake" by Colin Meloy and "A Polar Bear in the Snow" by Mac Barnett, which received four starred reviews. His authorial debut, "Have You Ever Seen a Flower?" is being published by Chronicle Books in May, 2021.

Shawn got his start as an illustrator in the early 2000's creating album art for bands, including his own, The Matches (with which he still occasionally plays shows). He lives in Northern California and enjoys surfing.

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Scheduled events:
Searching for Hope, Longing for Comfort
Three picture books invite us to consider the ways in which we search for hope and long for comfort in our lives through making connections to people, animals and nature--even when life is difficult.

Helios Education Foundation Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
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Panelists: Shawn Harris, Sarah Jacoby, LeUyen Pham
Moderator: Hilary Taber
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 the audience.

Tucson Unified School District Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Children / Teens
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Panelists: Shawn Harris, Julia Kuo, LeUyen Pham
Moderator: Adam Rex
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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