Tucson Festival of Books

Andrea Wang (she/her/hers)



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Andrea Wang is an acclaimed author of children's books. Her book "Watercress" was awarded the Caldecott Medal, a Newbery Honor, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, among other accolades. Her other books, "Luli and the Language of Tea," "The Many Meanings of Meilan," "Magic Ramen" and "The Nian Monster," have also received awards and starred reviews. Her work explores culture, creative thinking and identity. She is also the author of seven nonfiction titles for the library and school market. Wang holds a Master of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing for Young People. She lives in Colorado with her family.

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Awards: Caldecott Medal, Newbery Honor Book, Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, 2022 Chinese American Librarians Association Best Book Award, 2022 Ohioana Book Award, New England Book Award, Reading the West Picture Book Award

Communities: Asian American


Scheduled events:
Andrea Wang Shares Luli and the Language of Tea
Enjoy a story read aloud by an author as Andrea Wang shares her new book, "Luli and the Language of Tea."

Story Blanket Tent (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Children / Teens

Panelist: Andrea Wang
Moderator: Stephanie McAndrews
Stories within Stories: Mining Memory
Authors mine their memories to uncover stories within the stories of their lives. Memoir can take a range of forms from intergenerational connections to family memories to embedded folklore in the telling of their lives. These books creatively play with the memoir format.

Education Room 353 (Seats 92, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Monica Brown, Daniel Nayeri, Andrea Wang
Moderator: Jana Maiuri
Making Connections: What Matters Most
Making connections with someone who matters in your life gives purpose and meaning to children's lives, despite the difficulties that come with changing relationships, whether those relationships are with the peers who share classroom space, a close friend, a beloved grandmother or someone to whom we owe an apology.

Education Room 353 (Seats 92, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Molly Idle, David LaRochelle, Juana Martinez-Neal, Andrea Wang
Moderator: Jeanne Gilliam Fain

Books:
Luli and the Language of Tea
Children / Teens
Holiday House
May 2022
ISBN 9780823446148
40 pages

Watercress
Children / Teens
Holiday House
March 2021
ISBN 9780823446247
32 pages