Tucson Festival of Books

Outstanding New Global Picturebooks

Immerse yourself in outstanding new multicultural and global picture books. The presenters will briefly overview the books and provide time to browse the books and discuss them through three lenses--reading, evaluative and instructional.

Jeanne Gilliam Fain

Jeanne Gilliam Fain is a professor and Director of the Multilingual Learning Program in the College of Education at Lipscomb University. Her scholarship agenda includes a focus on Literacy, Literature, and Language Study in K-12 classrooms....

Julia Lopez-Robertson

Julia López-Robertson is a Professor at the University of South Carolina where she teaches literacy methods courses. She is the author of "Celebrating our cuentos: Choosing and using Latinx literature in elementary classrooms....

Ruth McKoy Lowery

Ruth McKoy Lowery is a professor of literacy education at the University of North Texas. Dr. Lowery’s research focuses on children’s literature, immigrant and multicultural literature, and the adaptation of immigrant and minority students at-risk of school failure....