Tucson Festival of Books

Magdalena Mora (she/her/hers)


Magdalena Mora is a Minneapolis-based children's book illustrator. She has illustrated five picture books, including "The Notebook Keeper," "Tomatoes in My Lunchbox" and "Still Dreaming/Seguimos Soñando." Her work has also appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, NPR, Southern Cultures and Bitch Magazine, among other publications. Magdalena is 2020 Loft Literary Center Mirrors and Windows Fellow.

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Scheduled events:
CATS Friday Fiesta
Creative Arts Teen Summit is a special event for teens, which involves an opening panel followed by writing and illustrating workshops and book signing.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 337)  View this venue on the Festival map
Fri, Mar 3, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Claire McFall, Jonathan Case, Sunya Mara, Andrew Maraniss, Zahra Marwan, Magdalena Mora, Sonora Reyes, Ari Tison
Illustrator Studio: Using Color and Texture to Tell a Story
Magdalena Mora will share her process of creating textures using simple printmaking and mixed media techniques. Audience members will have the opportunity to try out a printmaking technique to create different textures. Mora will also talk through how she chooses color palettes for different books.

Education Room 437 (Seats 65, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Magdalena Mora
Moderator: Ray Martens
Magdalena Mora Shares Tomatoes in My Lunchbox
Enjoy a story read aloud by an illustrator as Magdalena Mora shares her new book, "Tomatoes in My Lunchbox."

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

Panelist: Magdalena Mora
Moderator: Stephanie McAndrews
Forced Journeys of Fear and Separation
Displacement can lead to forced journeys away from home and from places of belonging. The forced journeys in these books include a family who are stateless and forced to leave Kuwait and the forced deportation of Mexican Americans to Mexico during the 1930s Great Depression. The loss of place leads to a separation from home and journeys of fear.

Education Room 351 (Seats 46, 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: Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Zahra Marwan, Magdalena Mora
Moderator: Seemi Aziz
Art as Activism
Art has a long history of being a tool for activism and social change. Several illustrators of picturebooks, a graphic novelist and an illustrator of nonfiction talk about how the art in their books serves as a tool for encouraging social change around climate change, immigration, labor issues and unjust incarceration.

Education Room 351 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jonathan Case, Molly Mendoza, Magdalena Mora
Moderator: Loren Reyes

Books:
STILL DREAMING/ SEGUIMOS SOANDO.
Children / Teens
CHILDRENS BOOK Press
January 2022
ISBN 9780892394340
40 pages

The Notebook Keeper
A Story of Kindness from the Border
Children / Teens
Random House Children's Books
June 2022
ISBN 9780593307052
40 pages