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

Sharon G. Flake

Brian Bogovich

Sharon G. Flake exploded onto the literary scene with her novel "The Skin I'm In" in 1998 and was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. Since then she has become a multiple Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award winner and many of her novels have received ALA Notable and Best Books for Young Adults citations from the American Library Association. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pa. Her most recent novel is "The Life I'm In."

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Scheduled events:
Stand Up, Speak Up in the Face of Adversity
Explore these three young adult novels about teens from marginalized communities who find themselves in situations requiring courage to challenge corruption, those who take advantage of vulnerable teens and discrimination in schools.

Stocker Foundation Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children / Teens

Panelists: Angeline Boulley, Sharon G. Flake, Liza Wiemer
Moderator: Hannah Gomez

The Life I'm in
Children / Teens
Scholastic, Incorporated
January 2021
ISBN 9781338573176
336 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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The Skin I'm In (20th Anniversary Edition)
Children / Teens
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
October 2018
ISBN 9781368019439
Paperback, 180 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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