Tucson Festival of Books

The Power of Truth


The power and complications of truth-telling shines through in these books as characters pursue mysteries that reveal secrets and create change. Two cousins work to expose the misuse of power in their school, a girl moves from lies to truth, and a young wizard does his best to help others. They all struggle with whether truth is always good.


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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Kekla Magoon

Kekla Magoon writes novels and nonfiction books for children and teens, often exploring themes of identity, community, empowerment and social justice. Acclaimed titles include "The Season of Styx Malone," "How It Went Down" and "Revolution In Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People," which was a Michael L....

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Adam Rex

Adam Rex is the author and illustrator of many beloved picture books and novels, including "The True Meaning of Smekday" and The New York Times best-seller "Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich." He has also illustrated the work of many other authors, including Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Jeff Kinney, Kate DiCamillo, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Paul Feig and Neil Gaiman....

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Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia Leitich Smith is an NSK Neustadt Laureate and acclaimed author of the American Indian Youth Literature Award winning "Hearts Unbroken," "Harvest House," "Sisters of the Neversea," The New York Times best-selling Tantalize and Feral series, "Rain Is Not My Indian Name" and "Jingle Dancer," illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu....

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Books:
Blue Stars: Mission One: The Vice Principal Problem
Kekla Magoon, Cynthia Leitich Smith
Children
Candlewick Press
March 2024
ISBN 9781536228663
176 pages
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The Story of Gumluck the Wizard
Book One
Adam Rex
Children
Chronicle Books LLC
January 2023
ISBN 9781797213231
140 pages
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Harriet Tells the Truth
Elana K. Arnold
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2024
ISBN 9780063092181
224 pages
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