Tucson Festival of Books

Ruth McKoy Lowery (she/her/hers)


Ruth McKoy Lowery is a professor of literacy education at the University of North Texas. Dr. Lowery’s research focuses on children’s literature, immigrant and multicultural literature, and the adaptation of immigrant and minority students at-risk of school failure. Her motto “Just read” encapsulates her love of books and belief in sharing great literature with readers of all ages.

Communities: African American


Scheduled events:
Outstanding New Global Picturebooks
Immerse yourself in outstanding new multicultural and global picture books. The presenters will briefly overview the books and provide time to browse the books and discuss them through three lenses--reading, evaluative and instructional.

Education Room 308 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jeanne Gilliam Fain, Julia Lopez-Robertson, Ruth McKoy Lowery
Moderator: Virginia Migliazza
Trailblazers: Women Forging the Way
Strong women who forge pathways to challenge societal injustices are trailblazers who provide children with inspiration and strategies for considering their own commitment to action. From labor movements to women's basketball to authors breaking boundaries, these books use a range of writing styles and book designs to captivate readers.

Education Room 353 (Seats 92, 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: Andrew Maraniss, Molly Mendoza, Aida Salazar, Ibi Zoboi
Moderator: Ruth McKoy Lowery