Tucson Festival of Books

Changing Perspective/Opening Possibility


Picturebooks use images and words to shift perspective in ways that open new possibilities in the lives of characters. These award-winning author/illustrators portray changing perspectives include self-acceptance, openness to new experiences, and differing viewpoints of the same experience.


Panelists
Rebecca Bach-Lauritsen

Rebecca Bach-Lauritsen is a best-selling Danish writer. She authored several acclaimed children's books after graduating from the Danish Academy for Children's Literature in 2010. Her books have been translated into multiple languages, and she has won several awards for her work writing and hosting a children's TV show for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation....

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Vashti Harrison

Vashti Harrison is the #1 New York Times best-selling creator of "Little Leaders," "Little Dreamers" and "Little Legends" and National Book Award Finalist "Big." She is the illustrator of Andrea Beaty's "I Love You Like Yellow," Matthew Cherry's "Hair Love" and Stephanie V....

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Anna Margrethe Kjærgaard

Anna Margrethe Kjærgaard is a well-established Danish illustrator. She trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Design and Akademia Sztuk Pieknich in Poland. She has illustrated many books and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Danish Ministry of Culture Illustrator Award....

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Brendan Wenzel

Brendan Wenzel is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator with great affection for all things furred, feathered and scaly. When not creating books for children, he is a proud collaborator with many groups working to protect and conserve wild places and creatures....

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Books:
Big
Vashti Harrison
Children
Little, Brown
May 2023
ISBN 9780316353229
60 pages
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Two Together
Brendan Wenzel
Children
Chronicle Books LLC
April 2024
ISBN 9781797202778
48 pages

Inside Cat
Brendan Wenzel
Children
Chronicle Books LLC
January 2021
ISBN 9781452173191
40 pages

Out of the Blue
Rebecca Bach-Lauritsen, Anna Margrethe Kjærgaard
Children
Enchanted Lion Books, LLC
March 2024
ISBN 9781592704019
92 pages
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They All Saw a Cat

Children
Chronicle Books
August 2016
ISBN 9781452150130
44 pages