Tucson Festival of Books

Finding Home: Journeys of Hope and Discovery


The search for home centers children in family relationships that bring hope and discovery even when facing difficult situations. Join three award-winning authors as their characters find joy in the midst of chaos in a small town, a cross-country road trip, and a new country.


Panelists
Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is one of America's most beloved storytellers. She is a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and a two-time Newbery Medalist. Her books include "The Tale of Despereaux," "Because of Winn-Dixie" and "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane....

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Dan Gemeinhart

Dan Gemeinhart is The New York Times best-selling author of the middle-grade novels "The Midnight Children," "The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise," "The Honest Truth," "Some Kind of Courage," "Scar Island" and "Good Dog....

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Veera Hiranandani

Veera Hiranandani, author of the Newbery Honor–winning "The Night Diary," earned her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of "The Whole Story of Half a Girl," a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a South Asia Book Award finalist and "How to Find What You're Not Looking For," winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award and the New York Historical Society Children's History Book Prize....

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Books:
Ferris
Kate DiCamillo
Children
Candlewick Press
March 2024
ISBN 9781536231052
240 pages
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Coyote Lost and Found
Dan Gemeinhart
Children
Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
February 2024
ISBN 9781250292773
288 pages
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Amil and the After
Veera Hiranandani
Children
Penguin Young Readers Group
January 2024
ISBN 9780525555063
272 pages
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