March 12-13 2022, 9:30-5:30, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus!

Stand Up, Speak Up in the Face of Adversity


Explore these three young adult novels about teens from marginalized communities who find themselves in situations requiring courage to challenge corruption, those who take advantage of vulnerable teens and discrimination in schools.


Panelists
Angeline Boulley

Angeline Boulley is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U....

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Sharon G. Flake

Sharon G. Flake exploded onto the literary scene with her novel "The Skin I'm In" in 1998 and was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. Since then she has become a multiple Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award winner and many of her novels have received ALA Notable and Best Books for Young Adults citations from the American Library Association....

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Liza Wiemer

Liza Wiemer is an award-winning educator with over 20 years of experience. She is the author of two adult nonfiction books, as well as a young adult novel. She lives in Milwaukee with her family.

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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
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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