Tucson Festival of Books

Sally H. Jacobs



Robin Lubbock

David and Emma Blumenthal

Sally H. Jacobs is a former reporter for the Boston Globe and winner of both the coveted George Polk Award and the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting with the Globe newsroom. She is the author of "The Other Barack," a biography of Barack Obama’s father. Her latest book is "Althea:The Life of Tennis Champion Althea Gibson."

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Awards: Pulitzer Prize, George Polk Award


Scheduled events:
Tennis Champions
What makes for tennis greats on and off the courts?

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sally Jacobs, Ben Rothenberg
Moderator: Caitlin Schmidt
The Price of Fame
Biographers explore themes of race and culture in the lives and careers of tennis stars Althea Gibson and Naomi Osaka, and WWII Marine hero Ira Hayes.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tom Holm, Sally Jacobs, Ben Rothenberg
Moderator: Patty Machelor

Books:
Althea
The Life of Tennis Champion Althea Gibson
Sports
St. Martin's Publishing Group
August 2023
ISBN 9781250246554
464 pages
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The Other Barack OUT-OF-PRINT
The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father
History / Biography
PublicAffairs
August 2012
ISBN 9781610391863
336 pages