Tucson Festival of Books

Jemele Hill



CNN

Jemele Hill is the Emmy Award–winning former cohost of ESPN’s SportsCenter and 2018 NABJ Journalist of the Year. Hill is a contributing writer for the Atlantic, where she covers the intersection of sports, race, politics, and culture. She is also the producer of a Disney/ESPN documentary with Colin Kaepernick. She grew up in Detroit, graduated from Michigan State University, and now lives in Los Angeles.

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Awards: NABJ Journalist of the Year

Communities: African American


Scheduled events:
Forging New Paths
Breaking the glass ceiling and forging a new path takes many forms, whether it be a poor, stuttering Black youth finding success, a journalist speaking truth to the power, or a young female athlete challenging the unequal system of high school athletics.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sheri Brenden, Jemele Hill, Jeff Pearlman
Moderator: Caitlin Schmidt
Female Agents of Change
Look around to see who's on the forefront of change and you'll find women. Women pushing for the right to play sports on equal footing and women fighting the biggest legal battles of our time. In this session, authors Sheri Brenden, Jemele Hill and Dahlia Lithwick will take the gloves off and tell us about these new agents of change.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sheri Brenden, Jemele Hill, Dahlia Lithwick
Moderator: Bobbie Jo Buel Carter
Finding Hope
Life's uphill battles, both personal and professional, can be overcome with hard truths, fearlessness, strength and enlightenment. Just ask our three authors. They've been there and done that!

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: David Ambroz, Jamie Fiore Higgins, Jemele Hill
Moderator: Randy Emerson

Book:
Uphill
A Memoir
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Henry Holt and Company
October 2022
ISBN 9781250624376
256 pages