2nd Annual Los Angeles Libros Festival



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Changing Hands’ Saturday Playdate




Join me as we read my new book, “Swashby and the Sea” (Houghton Mifflin Hartcourt) written by Beth Ferry. We’ll have a fun playdate afterwards.

Saturday Playdate is an event organized by Changing Hands Bookstore. The event will be available on Changing Hands’ Instagram Live on Saturday, July 11th at 10 am PDT.

Día del Niño Bilingual Book Fest



Everywhere Book Fest

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Everywhere Book Fest



Everywhere Book Fest

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Storytime with Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal: Fry Bread



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Cover of Alma

Join us at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix for a special storytime with the author and illustrator of Fry Bread.

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, was recently awarded the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Medal and the American Indian Youth Library Award Picture Book Honor. Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpré Award winner and Caldecott Honoree Juana Martinez-Neal.

Changing Hands Bookstore is located at 300 West Camelback Road, Suite 1 in Phoenix, AZ.

For more information and to order copies of Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, visit: changinghands.com/fry-bread/

ALA Annual



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Meridian Children’s Book Festival



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Tucson Festival of Books



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“Tucson Festival of Books” is held at the University of Arizona, located at 1430 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85721. For more information visit: tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

Signings and Events
Sunday, March 15th
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Fry Bread: The Making of an Indigenous Book
Location: Education Room 333
Moderator: Celeste Trimble
Panelists: Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal, Alma and How She Got Her Name (Candlewick Press)
The author and illustrator of Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, a picture book based on the author’s Seminole family traditions, share their close collaboration and the story of how the book evolved and changed over time. Since the book was based on the author’s Seminole family traditions, the illustrator faced challenges to balance authenticity with artistic vision.

12:30 – 12:55 am Book signing to follow
Location: Children / Teen Signing Area

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Storytime: Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story
Location: Story Blanket Tent
Enjoy a story read by Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal, the author and illustrator of Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story.
An informal signing will happen at the end of the story, right on the blanket.

2:30 – 3:30 pm Critique and Collaboration as Illustrators
Location: Education Room 453 World of Words
Moderator: Deb Browning
Panelists: Juana Martinez-Neal and Molly Idle
Two illustrators share their process of working together as critique partners. This session will occur in Room 453, Worlds of Words, using the special exhibition of original illustrations from their books to illuminate their process of collaboration and critique.

3:30 – 3:55 pm Book signing to follow
Location: Children / Teen Signing Area

4:00 – 5:00 pm Draw-Off: “On Your Mark, Get Set, Draw”
Location: Education Kiva 211
Moderator: Adam Rex
Panelists: Lisa Brown, Goldfish Ghost (Neal Porter Books); Josh Cochran, Drawing On Walls: A Story of Keith Haring (Enchanted Lion Books); Decur, When You Look Up (Enchanted Lion Books); Molly Idle, Pearl (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers); Juana Martinez-Neal, Alma and How She Got Her Name (Candlewick Press); Michael Rex, Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots (Nancy Paulsen Books); Eric Velasquez, Octopus Stew (Holiday House)
This interactive session is a competition between illustrators to complete a drawing that incorporates suggestions from the audience.

5:00 – 5:30 pm Book signing to follow
Location: Education Kiva 211

Storybook Saturday – Children’s Museum of Phoenix



Each Saturday in November, Children’s Museum of Phoenix is having guest readers (authors, illustrators, etc.) join us to read to the museum’s patrons. Juana will join us Saturday, November 30th. She will be reading Alma and How She Got Her Name and Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix is located at 215 N 7th St in Phoenix, AZ 85034. For more info call 602-253-0501 or visit childrensmuseumofphoenix.org

Tulare County DoE Young Authors’ Faire



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