Tucson Festival of Books

Reading the World: Exciting New Global Books

Explore the most recent global and international award-winning books that invite K-8 readers to read the world. The presenters share the most recent award-winning books for the 2024 Notable Books for a Global Society and the Batchelder Award Books for best translated books.

Jeanne Gilliam Fain

Jeanne Gilliam Fain is a professor in the College of Education and Director of Multilingual Learners/ELL and Literacy Programs at Lipscomb University. She studies critical conversations around global texts with multilingual learners and their families in school partnerships....

HeeYoung Kim

HeeYoung Kim is an Assistant Professor at West Texas A&M University, teaching reading and children's literature. She is a transnational scholar who previously taught at elementary schools in Seoul, Korea....

Ruth McKoy Lowery

Ruth McKoy Lowery is a professor of literacy education at the University of North Texas. Dr. Lowery's research focuses on children's literature, immigrant and multicultural literature and the adaptation of immigrant and minoritized students at-risk of school failure....