Tucson Festival of Books

Finding Home, Keeping Friends

Reaching deep into their souls, these authors today will recount their journeys to hope and opportunity, courage and tenacity, surviving and thriving.

David Ambroz

David Ambroz is a national poverty and child welfare expert and advocate. He was recognized by President Obama as an American Champion of Change. He currently serves as the Head of Community Engagement (West) for Amazon....

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Efrén Olivares

Efrén C. Olivares is the Deputy Legal Director of the Immigrant Justice Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was the lead lawyer in a successful landmark petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on behalf of families separated under the Zero Tolerance policy....

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Will Schwalbe

Will Schwalbe has worked in book publishing--currently as an editor at Macmillan--in digital media, and as a journalist, writing for various publications, including "The New York Times" and the "South China Morning Post....

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A Place Called Home
A Memoir
David Ambroz
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Grand Central Publishing
September 2022
ISBN 9780306903540

My Boy Will Die of Sorrow
A Memoir of Immigration from the Front Lines
Efrén Olivares
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Hachette Books
January 2022
ISBN 9780306847288
320 pages

We Should Not Be Friends
The Story of a Friendship
Will Schwalbe
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
February 2023
ISBN 9780525654933
336 pages