Tucson Festival of Books

Dianne White (she/her/hers)


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Dianne White is a writing teacher and the author of nine picture books, including the award-winning "Blue on Blue" illustrated by Caldecott medalist Beth Krommes and "Dark on Light" illustrated by Felicita Sala. Recent and forthcoming publications include "The Sharing Book" illustrated by Simone Shin, "It's Your Time to Shine" illustrated by Nancy Regan and "Finding Grateful" illustrated by Faith Pray. A bilingual teacher for 25 years, White holds a master's degree in language and literacy and a Master of Fine Arts in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She loves poetry, traveling abroad and life with her family in sunny Arizona.

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Scheduled events:
Every Word Counts: Authoring a Picturebook
Authors of picturebooks share their experiences and strategies in writing the text for a picturebook. Although picturebooks have a small number of words, writing brief but effective text can be difficult.

Education Room 351 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joe Cepeda, Michael Sampson, Phuc Tran, Dianne White
Moderator: Judi Moreillon
Making a Difference: Small Acts/Big Impact
In these real-life stories, people have an impact on their communities by having the courage to act in ways that make a difference. Those actions might involve nature, such as saving bees from the burning rooftop of Notre-Dame or protecting the desert through a national park, or involve an artist deciding to paint everyday working-class lives. Each of these book creators also make a difference by selecting the stories they tell as another form of action.

Education Room 351 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lori Alexander, Cheryl Blackford, Meghan Browne, Anne Broyles
Moderator: Dianne White

Books:
Finding Grateful
Children
Chronicle Books LLC
January 2024
ISBN 9781797211237
44 pages

The Sharing Book
Children
Holiday House
July 2023
ISBN 9780823443475
40 pages