Tucson Festival of Books

Dawn Quigley (she/her/hers)


Dawn Quigley is a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe, North Dakota. The first book in her Jo Jo Makoons chapter book series was selected as a best book of the year by Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal and American Indians in Children's Literature, and received five starred reviews; it was also chosen as a Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book. Her debut YA novel, "Apple In the Middle," was awarded an American Indian Youth Literature Honor. She is a Ph.D., education, university faculty member, and a former K–12 reading and English teacher, as well as Indian Education program co-director.

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Awards: NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor Award; (twice winner): Indian Youth Literature Honor Award from ALA

Communities: Indigenous or Native American, Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe


Scheduled events:
Claiming Voice: Indigenous Stories by Indigenous Authors
One exciting new trend are books featuring Indigenous characters created by Indigenous authors and illustrators. Three Indigenous authors who write different genres for different audiences will talk about this movement to provide Native stories by Native voices -- both why it matters and their views on the trends in the books being published.

Education Room 333 (Seats 44, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Dawn Quigley, Ari Tison, Daniel Vandever
Moderator: LaCher Pacheco
Something New: Diverse Voices in Early Chapter Books
For many years, early chapter books reflected an "all-white" world that has recently been disrupted by authors of color. The girls in their books live within communities rich in cultural traditions and family relationships. This session highlights books written out of Latinx, Pakistani and Indigenous cultural traditions.

Education Room 351 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Monica Brown, Saadia Faruqi, Dawn Quigley
Moderator: Desirée Cueto

Books:
Jo Jo Makoons: Fancy Pants
Jojo #2
Children / Teens
HarperCollins Publishers
May 2022
ISBN 9780063015418
tp, 96 pages

Jo Jo Makoons: the Used-To-Be Best Friend
Children / Teens
HarperCollinsPublishers
January 2021
ISBN 9780063015388
80 pages