Tucson Festival of Books

Family Connections: Ties that Bind


Children find security, love, and meaning in family relationships that extend across place and time. Those relationships include cousins, grandparents, parents, and even the family car. Author/illustrators convey the ties that bind in words and images.


Panelists
Laurel Goodluck

Laurel Goodluck is Mandan, Hidatsa from the prairies of North Dakota, and Tsimshian from the rainforest in Alaska. She resides in Albuquerque, N.M., with her Diné husband, where they raised two children also bent on storytelling in journalism and acting....

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Jonathan Nelson

Jonathan Nelson is a Diné illustrator, graphic artist and fine artist. His eclectic subject matter includes a blend of Diné culture, Star Wars and the southwest desert landscape with a unique style influenced by comic books, street art and graphic design....

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S.D. Nelson

S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the Dakotas. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of a number of books, including "Crazy Horse and Custer," "Red Cloud," "Sitting Bull," "Black Elk's Vision" (winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Storyteller Award and named a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best) and many more....

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John Parra

John Parra is an award-winning artist, illustrator, author and educator, best known for his Latino-themed children's picture books. His work on "Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos" was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year....

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Books:
Forever Cousins
Jonathan Nelson
Children
Charlesbridge Publishing
October 2022
ISBN 9781623542924
32 pages
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A Letter for Bob
Jonathan Nelson
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
September 2023
ISBN 9780063044555
32 pages
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Grandma's Tipi
A Present-Day Lakota Story
S.D. Nelson
Children
Abrams, Incorporated
January 2023
ISBN 9781419731921
40 pages
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Too Much
My Great Big Native Family
Laurel Goodluck
Children
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
January 2024
ISBN 9781665911269
40 pages
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Spanish Is the Language of My Family
John Parra
Children
Holiday House
July 2023
ISBN 9780823450046
40 pages
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Growing an Artist
The Story of a Landscaper and His Son
John Parra
Children
Simon and Schuster
May 2022
ISBN 9781534469273
40 pages
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