Japanese American presenters at Tucson Festival of Books on March 10 and 11, 2018

Once again the Tucson Festival of Books will be held at the UA Mall, on March 10 and 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days.

Japanese American children’s author Jillian Tamaki will be presenting at 4 workshops. See schedule below.

Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and artist best known for her graphic novels “Skim,” which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated and “This One Summer,” both co-created with Mariko Tamaki. “This One Summer” was awarded a Caldecott Honor, Printz Honor and Eisner Award. Her new book is “They Say Blue.””

Jillian Tamaki

Sat. March 10 — 2:30 p.m. Ed 333 “Acts of Caring & Kindness that Celebrate the World” panel (Jillian Tamaki’s examination of wonder in a child’s life).

Sun.March 11 — 11:30 a.m. Ed 351 “Color My World” panel (Jillian Tamaki plays with the colors in a young child’s life in “They Say Blue.”)

1:15  p.m.   Reading from her new book “They Say Blue”, at Story Blanket tent

2:30 p.m. “Graphic Novels for Teens” panel at Teen & Author Stage (Join Jillian Tamaki and Jonathan Maberry as they talk about their work as an illustrator and author in the world of comics and answer questions about creating comics and graphic novels for teens.)

Junko Sakoi

TUSD Pan Asian Studies program coordinator Junko Sakoi will be presenting on:

Sat. March 10 — 2:30 p.m. Ed 310, “Missing Voices in Global Literature”, with Yoo Kyung Sung. “Global literature provides access to the world for children, but that access can be limited when voices are missing or marginalized. This session will examine the untold and unheard voices in recent historical and contemporary global books published in the U.S. and strategies for bringing these voices into children’s lives. ”

“Junko Sakoi, at the Asian Pacific American Studies Services & Refugee Services Asian Department in TUSD, has developed multicultural school curriculum and instruction collaboratively with families, students, classroom teachers, and community members.”

All info at www.tucsonfestivalorbooks.org.

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