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

Telling Real Stories — With a Twist

Stories based on the lives of real people can be told in many different ways, from biography to personal narrative to fantasy to board books. Join four best-selling authors who share a passion for real stories and their strategies for telling these stories in new ways.

Lori Alexander

Lori Alexander loves to read and write! She has written picture books like "Backhoe Joe" and "Famously Phoebe," as well as the Future Baby board book series. She also writes nonfiction chapter books, such as "All In a Drop" and "A Sporting Chance....

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Henry Cole

Henry Cole was a celebrated science teacher for many years before turning his talents to illustrating children's books. He has worked on over 150 books for children, including his own "Unspoken," "Big Bug," "A Nest for Celeste," "Jack's Garden," "Brambleheart" and "On Meadowview Street....

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Chris Gall

Chris Gall has been drawing pictures for as long as he can remember. When he was caught doodling on his desk in second grade, his teacher suggested that he might become an artist someday, then made him clean all the desks in the classroom....

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Theresa Howell

Theresa Howell is the co-author of "Leading the Way: Women in Power" with Virginia State Senator Janet Howell. She is also the co-author of the award-winning "Maybe Something Beautiful" with F. Isabel Campoy and illustrated by Rafael López, as well as the author of the picture book series Scout Moore, Junior Ranger....

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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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