A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Christine Day

Appearing Courtesy of Path to Happiness

Christine Day, a member of the Upper Skagit tribe, grew up in Seattle, where she was nestled between the sea, the mountains and the pages of her favorite books. 

Her debut novel, "I Can Make This Promise," was a best book of the year from Kirkus, School Library Journal, NPR and the Chicago Public Library, as well as a Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book. 

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Scheduled events:
Heartdrum: Native Voices and Visions
Three Indigenous authors talk about their new books within an initiative called Heartdrum to publish books that reflect the heartbeat of Native communities. Their stories share their visions of the present and future viewed through their lived experiences as Native creators.

Helios Education Foundation Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Children / Teens

Panelists: Christine Day, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Brian Young
Moderator: Celeste Trimble

The Sea in Winter
Children / Teens
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2021
ISBN 9780062872043
272 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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I Can Make This Promise
Children / Teens
HarperCollins Publishers
December 2020
ISBN 9780062872005
Paperback, 288 pages

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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