Tucson Festival of Books

Desirée Cueto


Desirée W. Cueto is an associate professor in teaching, learning and sociocultural studies at the University of Arizona. She is co-author of "Essentials of Children’s Literature" 10th Edition. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in youth literature and recently developed the course "Banned Books and the Politicization of Schools and Libraries."


Scheduled events:
The Challenge of Writing a Graphic Novel
Three authors who made the shift from writing successful chapter books to writing a graphic novel share that they learned about how to write a graphic novel.

Education Room 351 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kekla Magoon, Sarah Mlynowski, Cynthia Leitich Smith
Moderator: Desirée Cueto
Banned Books: Navigating the Political Landscape
This session will provide information about the current context of book banning -- what is being banned, why those books are banned, and what parents and educators can do to respond to attempts to ban high quality books for children and teens.

Education Room 333: Parent Educator (Seats 44, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Desirée Cueto, Heather Frankfort, Jacqueline Ibarra, Francesca Imig, Elaina Leon, Christina Lothrop, Seneca Miller
Moderator: Stephanie Green-Hunley

Book:
Essentials of Children's Literature (Pearson+)
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science

ISBN 9780137471249