March 12-13 2022, 9:30-5:30, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus!

Pam Muñoz Ryan

Pam Muñoz Ryan is an author and the 2018 U.S. nominee for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award. She is the author of The New York Times best-seller, "Echo," a Newbery Honor book and the recipient of the Kirkus Prize. She has written over 40 books for children and young adults, including the novels "Esperanza Rising," "Becoming Naomi León," "Riding Freedom," "Paint the Wind," "The Dreamer" and "Mañanaland." She is the author recipient of the National Education Association's Civil and Human Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for Multicultural Literature and is twice the recipient of the Pura Belpré Medal and the Willa Cather Award. Other selected honors include the PEN USA Award, the Américas Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor and the Orbis Pictus Award. Many of her stories reflect her half-Mexican heritage. Her newest book, "Solimar," launches at the festival.

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New Princess Middle Grade Novel
Children / Teens
Disney Press
April 2016
ISBN 9781484728352
200 pages

Children / Teens
Scholastic Press
January 2020
ISBN 9781338157864
256 pages

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Marshall Foundation

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