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

Fry Bread: The Making of an Indigenous Book

The author and illustrator of "Fry Bread," a picture book based on the author's Seminole family traditions, share their close collaboration and the story of how the book evolved and changed over time. Since the book was based on the author's Seminole family traditions, the illustrator faced challenges to balance authenticity with artistic vision.

Kevin Noble Maillard

Kevin Noble Maillard is the debut author of the children's book, "Fry Bread." He is also a regular writer and former contributing editor to The New York Times with additional writings in The Atlantic, Essence and The Week....

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Juana Martinez-Neal

Juana Martinez-Neal is an illustrator of books for children, including the Pura Belpré Award winner "La Princesa and the Pea." She made her authorial debut in 2018 with "Alma and How She Got Her Name," which was awarded the Caldecott Honor....

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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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