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2022 Children's and Teen Authors and Illustrators

Festival Staff / March 7, 2022

2022 Children’s and Teen Authors and Illustrators

Dan Abdo (author/illustrator, MG SciFi/Fantasy graphic novel) Barb the Last Berzerker (2021). www.danandjason.net

Lori Alexander (nonfiction). All in a Drop:  How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World (2019); A Sporting Chance (2020).  www.lorialexanderbooks.com

Charlie Jane Anders (author, YA SciFi). Victories Greater than Death (2021, pb, Unstoppable, Book 1). https://www.charliejaneanders.com/

Stephen Barr (author, picturebook).  The Upside-Down Hat (2022).  https://twitter.com/yikeslouise   

Angeline Boulley (author, YA mystery).  Firekeeper’s Daughter (2021pb).  www.angelineboulley.com 

David Bowles (author, YA/MG novels, graphic novels, picturebooks).  The Witch Owl Parliament (2021); My Two Border Towns (2021); Rise of the Halfling King (2020pb). www.davidbowles.us

Dusti Bowling (author, MG realistic fiction). Across the Desert (2021); The Canyon’s Edge (2021). https://www.dustibowling.com/

Michael Buckley (author, MG fantasy). Finn and the Subatomic Slip and Slide (2022); Finn and the Time Traveling Pajamas (2021); Finn and the Intergalactic Lunchbox (2020). michaelbuckleywrites.com/ 

Matthew Burgess (author, picturebooks).  Make Meatballs Sing: The Life and Art of Corita Kent (2021); Drawing on the Walls: A Story of Keith Haring (2020); Bird Boy (2021).  www.matthewjohnburgess.com

Cathy Camper (author, graphic novels, picturebooks).  Lowriders to the Rescue (2022); Ten Ways to Hear Snow (2020); Lowriders Blast from the Past (2018).  www.cathycamper.com

Alexis Castellanos (author/illustrator, MG graphic novel). Isla to Island (2022). https://alexiscastellanos.com 

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo (author, YA realistic fiction). Fat Angie: Homecoming (2021); Rebel Girl Revolution (2021); Fat Angie (pb, 2015). https://www.eecharlton-trujillo.com/

Josh Cochran (illustrator, nonfiction).  Drawing on Walls: Story of Keith Haring (2020). www.joshcochran.com

Decur (author/illustrator, MG graphic novel). When You Look Up (2020). https://www.instagram.com/decur/ 

J. Elle (author, YA Fantasy). Ashes of Gold (2022); Wings of Ebony (2021).  www.wingsofebony.com

Clothilde Ewing (author, picturebook). Stella Keeps the Sun Up (2022). www.clothildeewing.com  

Adriana M. Garcia (illustrator, picturebooks). Where Wonder Grows (2022); Donde Las Maravillas Crecen (2022); All Around Us (2017); Por Toto Nuestro Alrededor (2019).  www.adrianamjgarcia.com

Xelena González (author, picturebooks). Where Wonder Grows (2022); Donde Las Maravillas Crecen (2022); All Around Us (2017); Por Toto Nuestro Alrededor (2019).  www.xelena.space

Kathleen Glasgow (author, YA realistic fiction). You’d Be Home Now (2021); Girl in Pieces (pb 2020); How We Make Friends with the Dark (2020). https://www.kathleenglasgowbooks.com/ 

Margaret Chiu Greanias (author, picturebook). Amah Faraway (2022). www.margaretgreanias.com

Margaret Peterson Haddix (author, MG fantasy/mystery). The School for Whatnots (2022); Greystone Secrets #1 The Strangers (2020 pb), #2 The Deceivers (2021 pb), #3 The Messengers (2021); The Remarkables (2020 pb). www.haddixbooks.com 

Shannon Hale (author, picturebooks). Pretty Perfect Kitty-Corn (2022); Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn (2020).  www.shannonhale.com

John Hare (author/illustrator, picturebooks).  Field Trip to Volcano Island (2022); Field Trip to the Ocean Deep (2020); Field Trip to the Moon (2022pb).  www.johnhareart.com

Judith Heumann (YA author). Rolling Warrior:  The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution (2021). www.judithheumann.com

Joanna Ho (author, picturebooks).  Eyes that Speak to the Stars (2022); Eyes that Kiss in the Corners (2021); Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma. (2021).  www.joannahowrites.com

Lizz Huerta (author, YA fantasy).  The Lost Dreamer (2022).  www.lizzhuerta.com

Erin Entrada Kelly (author, MG realistic fiction). Those Kids from Fawn Creek (2022); Hello Universe (2020); Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey (2021). www.erinentradakelly.com 

Rashin Kheiriyeh (author/illustrator picturebooks). The Shape of Home (2021); Gwendolyn’s Pet Garden (2021).  https://www.rashinart.com/

Amy Kim Kibuishi (author/illustrator graphic novels). Rema Chronicles: Realm of the Blue Mist (2022).  www.boltcityproductions.com

Bill Konigsberg (author, YA realistic fiction, LGBTQ+). The Bridge (2020); Destination Unknown (2022); The Music of What Happens (2020).  www.,billkonigsberg.com

Réne Colato Laínez (author, picturebooks).  We Play Soccer/jugamos al futbol (2022); Let’s be Friends/Seamos amigos (2021); My Shoes and I/Mis zapatos y yo (2019).  www.renecolatolainez.com

Marie Lu (author, YA science fiction). Steelstriker (2021); Skyhunter (2021). https://marielu.com/

Kara McDowell (author YA realistic fiction/romance). This Might Get Awkward (2022); One Way or Another (2021). https://www.karajmcdowell.com/ 

Anna-Marie McLemore (author, YA fantasy/magical realism, LGBTQ+). Lakelore (2022); The Mirror Season (2021); Dark & Deepest Red, pb, 2021). http://author.annamariemclemore.com/

Yuyi Morales (author/illustrator, picturebooks). Bright Star (2021); Dreamers (2021pb); Niño Wrestles the World (2015) www.yuyimorales.com

De Nichols (artist/illustrator, MG/YA). Art of Protest: Creating, Discovering, and Activating Art for Your Revolution (2021).  www.denichols.co

Jason Patterson (author/illustrator, MG SciFi/Fantasy graphic novel) Barb the Last Berzerker (2021). www.danandjason.net

Pham, LeUyen (illustrator, picturebooks). Pretty Perfect Kitty-Corn (2022); Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn (2020).  www.leuyenpham.com

Matt Phelan (author/illustrator MG novels and picturebooks).  The Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck (2022); Sweater Weather (2021); Knights vs The End (of Everything) (2020).   www.mattphelan.com 

Akshaya Raman (author, YA Fantasy/Romance). The Ivory Key (2022). www.Akshayaraman.com

Julian Randall (author, MG fantasy). Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa (2022). www.juliandavidrandall.com

Raúl the Third (author/illustrator, picturebooks/graphic novels). !Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge (2021); El Toro and Friends: Tag Team (2021); El Toro and Friends: Training Day (2021); Lowriders to the Rescue (2022. illustrator). www.raulthethird.com

Adam Rex (author/illustrator, picturebooks).  Gladys the Magic Chicken (2021); On Account of the Gum (2020).  www.adamrex.com/

Lilliam Rivera (author, YA SciFi/fantasy). We Light Up the Sky (2021); Never Look Back (2020).  www.lilliamrivera.com 

Mary Roach (author, MG non-fiction). Packing for Mars for Kids (2022). www.maryroach.net

Pam Muñoz Ryan (author, MG fantasy). SOLIMAR – The Sword of the Monarchs (2022); Mañanaland (2020); Esperanza Rising (2002pb). www.pammunozryan.com

Dan Santat (author/illustrator, picturebooks/graphic novels).  Aquanaut (2022); Endlessly Ever After (2022). https://dansantat.tumblr.com

V. E. Schwab (author, YA dark fantasy/horror). Gallant (2022); This Savage Song (2020); Our Dark Duet (2020). www.vewschwab.com

Laura Vaccaro Seeger (author/illustrator, picturebooks).  RED (2021); WHY (2019); BLUE (2018); GREEN (2012); Dog and Bear (2007); First the Egg (2007); Bully (2015 pb).  www.studiolvs.com

Laurel Snyder (author, MG novels, picturebooks).  Endlessly Ever After (2022); Charlie and the Mouse: Lost and Found (2021); www.laurelsnyder.com

Traci Sorell (author, picturebooks).  Powwow Day (2022); We are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know (2021); Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer (2021); We are Grateful/Otsaliheliga (2018).  www.tracisorell.com

Tracy Subisak (illustrator, picturebooks). Amah Faraway (2022); Jenny Mei is Sad (2021). http://tracysubisak.com/

Mariko Tamaki (author, YA thrillers, LGBTQ+, graphic novels). Cold (2022); Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (2019); This One Summer (2014pb).  http://marikotamaki.blogspot.com 

Padma Venkatraman (author, MG realistic fiction). Born Behind Bars (2021); The Bridge Home (2020pb). https://padmavenkatraman.com/ 

Kelly Yang (author, MG realistic fiction). New From Here (2022); Room to Dream (2021); Three Keys (2020); Front Desk (2019). www.kellyyang.com

Jaimal Yogis (author, MG graphic novel). The Awakening Storm (City of Dragons #1).

Brian Young (author, MG fantasy). Healer of the Water Monster (2021). https://brianlyoung.com/ 

Gracey Zhang (illustrator, picturebook).  The Upside-Down Hat (2022); Lala’s Words (2021). www.gracey.zhang.com

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Arizona Party Rental Companies
Marshall Foundation

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