2nd Annual Los Angeles Libros Festival

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In Conversation: Angela Dominguez and Juana Martinez-Neal

From Illustrating to Writing: How Two Illustrators Made the Transition into Writing

Pura Belpré Honoreé and creator of Stella Diaz Has Something to Say, Angela Dominguez, and Caldecott Honor winner and creator of Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal, team up for an eye-opening discussion about their publishing careers.

Both Angela and Juana started writing after making their mark in children’s books by reinterpreting traditional fairy tales. They will share how they write from an illustrator’s perspective and how they include their personal lives in their work. Join this In Conversation brought by The Author Village.

In Conversation with Angela Dominguez and Juana Martinez will happen on Thursday, June 11th at 3pm EDT /5pm PDT.

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A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit RAICES.


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Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival

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35th Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference

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Book It Forward: The Lasting Legacy Of Literature

For the past 34 years, the Children’s Literature Conference at Shenandoah University has been striving to share with teachers and librarians the best that children’s literature has to offer. Join us for this year’s 35th annual conference and study with the highly talented authors and illustrators who will be presenting.

June 22-26, 2020 | 9 am-4 pm

Halpin-Harrison Hall (HHH), 2nd floor
Shenandoah University, Winchester Campus
600 Millwood Avenue Winchester, VA 22601

Monday, June 22, 2020 | 7:30-8:45 am

For more info visit: Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference. Contact infoclc@su.edu if you would
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Summer Reading Celebration

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Mazza Museum Weekend Conference

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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

University of Incarnate Word

Caldecott Honor Award-Winning Author Juana Martinez Neal is coming to speak at UIW on March 3rd at 6pm in the Library Auditorium. She will be discussing her semi-autobiographical book, Alma and How She Got Her Name, which has the message that “we are everyone that came before us, and at the same time we are uniquely ourselves.”

Martine-Neal, a Peruvian American, also just illustrated Fry Bread: A native American Family Story in 2019 and La Princesa and the Pea in 2017. Please join Women’s and Gender Studies and the English Department for this special UIW Women’s History Month event.

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for this event, visit www.uiw.edu/ada. The University of Incarnate Word is located at 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209. For more info, call 843-693-8249.

Tulare County DoE Young Authors’ Faire

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