March 2022

Aiden Thomas

Aiden Thomas is a New York Times best-selling author with an M.F.A. in creative writing from Mills College. Originally from Oakland, California, they now make their home in Portland, Oregon. As a queer, trans Latinx, Thomas advocates strongly for diverse representation in all media. Thomas' special talents include quoting The Office, useless trivia, Jenga, finishing sentences with “is my FAVORITE” and killing spiders. Thomas is notorious for not being able to guess the endings of books or movies and organizes their bookshelves by color. 

Thomas' debut novel, "Cemetry Boys," is a Dia de Muertos paranormal romance about Yadriel (a gay, trans brujo) who accidentally summons the wrong ghost.

Scheduled events:
My Story, My Truth
Two very different young adult stories with a common theme: how does one navigate the path to one’s true self while living within the confines of a Latinx family’s traditional roles? Learn how these authors help reshape common stereotypes.

Nuestras Raíces Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nuestras Raices
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Panelists: Yamile Mendez, Aiden Thomas
Moderator: Toby Wehner
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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