Tucson Festival of Books

Cheryl E Blackford

Claudio Valenzuela

Cheryl Blackford was born in England but lives in the US, spending summers in Minnesta and winters in Arizona. She loves to to travel and hike in new places.  Her books include "Lizzie and the Lost Baby," "The Hungry Coyote," and "The Fossill Hunter: How Mary Anning Changed the Science of Prehistoric Life." 

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Awards: Moonbeam Award (Gold) in the picture book for 4-8 category.

Communities: Arizona Author, Tucsonan

Scheduled events:
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
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

Fossil Hunter
How Mary Anning Changed the Science of Prehistoric Life
HarperCollins Publishers
October 2023
ISBN 9780063308978
128 pages
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Lizzie and the Lost Baby
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
May 2017
ISBN 9780544935259
192 pages
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