University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Change Your World: Be Brave, Be Kind

Young children can change their personal worlds by acting with bravery and kindness. Four author/illustrators explore how young children engage with bravery and kindness.

Maribeth Boelts

Maribeth Boelts is the author of many books for young readers, including "Happy Like Soccer," illustrated by Lauren Castillo, "Those Shoes" and "A Bike Like Sergio's," both illustrated by Noah Z. Jones....

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Beth Ferry

B is for Beth Ferry, who is the author of "The Bold, Brave Bunny," plus other books for children, including "Stick and Stone" and "The Scarecrow." B is also for beach, where Beth lives with her small human family in New Jersey....

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Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische is the New York Times bestselling author of "Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave" and its follow-up, "Tomorrow I'll Be Kind." She grew up in Pennsylvania and cut her creative teeth in New York....

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Oge Mora

Oge Mora graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration. Her first picture book, "Thank You, Omu!," was a Caldecott Honor, a New York Times Notable Book and Editors' Choice and a Junior Library Guild selection....

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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
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Party Rental Companies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

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