Tucson Festival of Books

Chika Hayashi-Willis (she/her/hers)


Chika is an educator for 23 years and currently working as OMA (Opening Minds through the Arts) Arts Integration Specialist at Van Buskirk Elementary School in TUSD. She provides students art lessons with core academic subjects that teachers are focusing on in their classrooms. She loves to use multicultural/ global/ International literatures to develop her art integration lessons, and Junko has been the biggest supporter and resource provider for her lessons.

Arizona author


Scheduled events:
Art and Artists in Picturebooks
Picturebooks can inspire children to create arts and come to view themselves as an artists. Participants will engage in activities around three picturebooks to create an interactive 3D playground and sculptures and explore place value. Examples from children will also be shared and there will be time for book browsing.

Education Room 308 (Seats 40, 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: Chika Hayashi-Willis, Junko Sakoi
Moderator: Junko Sakoi