Tucson Festival of Books

Resilience Rising: Navigating Violence & Loss


Violence and loss can lead to despair, but can also build the resilience needed to not only survive but to grow in resistance and strength as a person. These YA novels go across time and place, with Elana Arnold's "The Blood Years" set during the Holocaust in Romania and David Bowles' "The Prince and the Coyote" set in 1418 among the Nahuatl in Mexico. Cherie Dimaline's "The Marrow Thieves" is a future dystopia of Indigenous peoples set in Canada.


Panelists
Elana K. Arnold

Elana K. Arnold is the award-winning author of many books for children and teens including "The House That Wasn't There," the Printz Honor winner "Damsel," the National Book Award finalist "What Girls Are Made Of" and the Global Read Aloud selection "A Boy Called Bat....

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David Bowles

David Bowles is a Mexican American author and translator from South Texas. Among his multiple award-winning titles are "The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas," "Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico," " Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Maya Poetry" and "Ancient Night....

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Cherie Dimaline

Cherie Dimaline's 2017 book, "The Marrow Thieves," won the Governor General's Award and the prestigious Kirkus Prize for Young Readers, was a finalist for the White Pine Award and was named by TIME magazine as one of the best young adult books of all time....

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Books:
The Prince and the Coyote
David Bowles
Children
Levine Querido
September 2023
ISBN 9781646141777
440 pages
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The Blood Years
Elana K. Arnold
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
October 2023
ISBN 9780062990853
400 pages
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The Marrow Thieves
Cherie Dimaline
Teen
Dancing Cat Books
January 2017
ISBN 9781770864863
234 pages