Tucson Festival of Books

Bold Hearts: Tales of Courage and Resistance


When facing difficult situations, children need courage and a bold heart to engage in resistance to create change. Sayantani DasGupta's Secrets of the Sky series is set in a fantasy world dealing with climate change, while Dan Gemeinhart's "The Midnight Children" is a realistic fiction novel that involves a mystery of six runaway children, and Jennifer Nielson focuses on Polish resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust in "Uprising."


Panelists
Sayantani DasGupta

Sayantani DasGupta is The New York Times best-selling author of the critically acclaimed Bengali folktale and string theory-inspired Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond books, the first of which, "The Serpent's Secret," was a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Best Middle Grade Novel of the 21st Century and an E....

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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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Jennifer A. Nielsen

Jennifer A. Nielsen is the #1 New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the "Ascendance" Series, "The Traitor's Game," the "Mark of the Thief" trilogy, the standalone fantasy "The Scourge" and the critically-acclaimed historical thrillers "A Night Divided," "Resistance," "Words on Fire," "Rescue," "Lines of Courage," "Iceberg" and "Uprising," which releases March 5th, 2024....

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Books:
Uprising
Jennifer A. Nielsen
Children
SCHOLASTIC
March 2024
ISBN 9781338795080
384 pages

Iceberg
Jennifer A. Nielsen
Children
Scholastic, Incorporated
January 2023
ISBN 9781338795028
352 pages
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The Midnight Children
Dan Gemeinhart
Children
Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
August 2022
ISBN 9781250196729
352 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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The Chaos Monster (Secrets of the Sky #1)
Sayantani DasGupta
Children
Scholastic, Incorporated
July 2023
ISBN 9781338766738
240 pages
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The Poison Waves (Secrets of the Sky #2)
Sayantani DasGupta
Children
Scholastic, Incorporated
October 2023
ISBN 9781338766752
240 pages
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