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

Kevin Henkes

Michelle Corpora

Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and illustrator and is the recipient of the Children's Literature Legacy Award for his lasting contribution to literature for children. He received the Caldecott Medal for "Kitten's First Full Moon," Caldecott Honors for "Waiting" and "Owen," two Newbery Honors for "Olive's Ocean" and "The Year of Billy Miller" and Geisel Honors for "Waiting" and "Penny and Her Marble." His other books include "Chrysanthemum" and the beloved "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse." His new books are "Sun Flower Lion" and "Billy Miller Makes a Wish." Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wis.

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Scheduled events:
Imagination, Dreams and Wishes
Award-winning author/illustrator Kevin Henkes will talk about imagination, wishes and his decisions for his two new books for children, "Sun Flower Lion" and "Billy Miller Makes a Wish."

Helios Education Foundation Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Children / Teens

Panelist: Kevin Henkes
Moderator: Janelle Mathis

Sun Flower Lion
Children / Teens
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2020
ISBN 9780062866103
Hardcover, 40 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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Billy Miller Makes A Wish
Children / Teens
April 2021
ISBN 9780063042797
$16.99, NYP
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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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