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

Identity as Intersections of Family, Community and Culture

Our identities reflect the complex intersections of family, community and culture. Pablo Cartaya and Lulu Delacre explore these complexities within Latinx culture, while Thanhha Lai engages with complex identities within Vietnamese culture.

Pablo Cartaya

Pablo Cartaya is an award-winning author, speaker, actor and educator. He received a Pura Belpré Honor for his critically-acclaimed debut novel, "The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora." NBC News lauded his sophomore novel, "Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish," as "exceptional" and The New York Times Book Review called it "a love song to the people of Puerto Rico....

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Lulu Delacre

Three-time Pura Belprá Award honoree Lulu Delacre has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1980. The New York Times bestselling artist was born and raised in Puerto Rico to Argentinean parents....

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Thanhha Lai

Thanhhà Lại is the New York Times bestselling author of "Inside Out & Back Again," which won both a National Book Award and a Newbery Honor. This semi-autobiographical, debut novel in verse is part of the eighth-grade curriculum in New York and is taught throughout the world....

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