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

My Story, Your Story, Our Story: Celebrating the Richness of Storytelling


Three authors discuss the stories they choose to tell and why those stories matter, both for themselves and for their readers. They celebrate the richness of storytelling and how these stories reflect their experiences, identities and cultures.


Panelists
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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Ellen Oh

Ellen Oh is the president and founder of We Need Diverse Books and the author of the Spirit Hunters series for middle grade and the Prophecy trilogy, "Prophecy," "Warrior" and "King," for young adults....

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Christina Soontornvat

Christina Soontornvat grew up in a small Texas town where she spent many childhood days behind the counter of her parents' Thai restaurant with her nose in a book. She is the author of many books for young readers, including "The Blunders," illustrated by Colin Jack....

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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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