Events



Books by Juana Martinez-Neal

Photo by Jade Beall

  • Mon
    02
    May
    2016
    9am - 1pmArizona State University

    Dia de los Ninos ASU

    6th Annual El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros Literacy Celebration sponsored by English Education at Arizona State University (ASU) for middle school and high school students (6-12 grade) across Arizona.

    El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros is a national day of tribute to children, literacy, and culture most often celebrated through local events in Southwestern communities. It is a celebration of children and the importance of advocating literacy for youth of every language and every ethnic background.

    The purpose of the event is to create a space for elementary and high school students to partake in a variety of multicultural and multilingual literacy-based reading and writing activities, while enjoying stories from their favorite storytellers and authors. This is a true celebration of culture, language, and literacy.

  • Wed
    15
    Jun
    2016
    10:00 amArizona State University

    YAWP ASU

    An interactive illustration workshop for youth in grades 3-12 on the Tempe Campus as part of the Young Adult Writing Program (YAWP), a component of the Central Arizona Writing Project (CAWP) at Arizona State University, Tempe Campus.

    YAWP is summer experience designed to offer young writers a supportive environment in which to explore the power of creative writing. YAWP sessions include guest speakers, daily writing workshops, writing marathons, and activities to promote creativity, uncover craft secrets, peer revision opportunities, a chance to become published authors, and more. YAWP is offered during the month of June at the ASU Tempe, West and Polytechnic Campus.

    I would like to invite you to visit our YAWP Tempe site as a guest presenter. Guest writing workshops usually last between 45 minutes-1 hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays of camp.

    Would you be available to facilitate an interactive illustration workshop for youth in grades 3-12 on Tuesday June 21, 2016 from 10:00-11:00a.m. on the Tempe Campus? We would LOVE to have you join us and share your gifts with our young writers.

    Please let me know if you are available.

  • Sat
    30
    Jul
    2016
    10:00 amPueblo Grande Museum

    Come to the Pueblo Grande Museum on Saturday, July 30th! We'll be reading LA MADRE GOOSE (Putnam 2016) and making crafts related to the book shortly after.

    Pueblo Grande Museum is located at 4619 E Washington St, in Phoenix, Arizona. The program is ideal for children ages Pre-K to 4th grade. Museum staff design and facilitate the crafts activities.

    Sign up for the event here. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Sat
    13
    Aug
    2016
    10:00 amChanging Hands Bookstore

    Cover of La Madre Goose

    Join us to celebrate the book release of LA MADRE GOOSE: NURSERY RHYMES FOR LOS NINOS.

    We'll be reading the book, drawing characters from the book, and signing copies of the book at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ.

    Bring your children, and borrow some children, too! We'll bring our 3. We will learn some Spanish words, and have some galletas at the end!

    Changing Hands Bookstore is located at 6428 S McClintock Dr in Tempe, AZ.

    We look forward to seeing you!

  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2016
    9:00am - 12:00pmWorlds of Words - University of Arizona

    WOW at University of Arizona
    WOW at University of Arizona
    The Fiesta features Juana's new book, "La Madre Goose", and an illustrating workshop for kids.

    We'll start reading the book. Then, Juana will have a bilingual presentation around her new book "La Madre Goose" where children will learn new Spanish words.

    She continue working with the children on Abecedario (Alphabet) Cards. The children will draw, color and write basic vocabulary words in English and Spanish to create their own bilingual Alphabet Cards.

    WOW Book Fiesta is held in our collection at:
    Worlds of Words
    Room 453, College of Education
    University of Arizona
    1430 E 2nd St
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    Free Parking at 2nd St. Garage located at Mountain Ave. and 2nd St., just off of the 2nd St. streetcar stop.

  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016
    11:30 amBarnes and Noble Desert Ridge

    Cover of La Madre Goose

    Storytime LA MADRE GOOSE: NURSERY RHYMES FOR LOS NINOS.

    We'll be reading the book and learning some Spanish words. You'll have a chance to have your copy of the book sign after the event. The reading of LA MADRE GOOSE will follow B&N's Weekly National Storytime. Two book readings in one Saturday!

    Barnes and Noble at Desert Ridge Marketplace is located at 21001 N Tatum Blvd, Suite 42 in Phoenix, AZ.

    I look forward to seeing you!

  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016
    9:30am - 4:30pmOneOhOne Gallery

    Dia de los Ninos ASU
    Spend an afternoon with two award winning Picture Book Author/Illustrators: Chris Gall & Juana Martinez-Neal.

    These talented and successful illustrators have made their mark in the picture book industry with unique style and expertise. One with a digital media, one with a more traditional approach, both with remarkable results. They will discuss their techniques, provide demonstrations in their chosen media and share their experience as working professionals in Children’s literature and beyond.

    Attendees will also be able to sign up for a private 15-minute portfolio critique with Chris or Juana during the last hour of the day.

    The event will take place at OneOhOne Gallery located at 101 West Main Street, in Downtown Mesa. On the SW corner of MacDonald and Main.

    Pricing, more info and sign up here.

  • Sat
    01
    Oct
    2016
    9:00am - 4:00pmWestWorld

    WestWorld Children's Learning and Play Festival

    A new event organized by the Scottsdale Public Library. A variety of youth activities and events featuring local authors and illustrators, science and technology.

    Children's Learning and Play Festival will be held at Westworld of Scottsdale at 16601 N Pima Rd in Scottsdale, Arizona. Free admission. Parking $5. Indoors and air-conditioned.

    For more details visit: azchildrensfestival.com

  • Sat
    08
    Oct
    2016
    9am - 2pmGardner's Book Service

    I'll be one of the author's signing at Gardner's Annual Open House.

    GBS is located at 11226 N 23rd Ave, Suite 103 in Phoenix, AZ 85029. For more information call: (602) 863-6000 or visit their website.

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016
    11:30am-3:30pmFlagstaff-Coconino County Public Library Downtown

    Now in its 21st year, the Northern Arizona Book Festival will bring a weeklong literary extravaganza filled with readings, workshops, and book signings.

    Incorporated into the Northern Arizona Book Festival will be a slate of young readers’ events—our Young Reader Fest—on Saturday, October 15th. From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Flagstaff-Coconino County Public Library Downtown, we’ll have some of the best and brightest local and regional children’s and young adult authors, reading, signing, meeting, and greeting. All events are free and open to the public. Books for all authors will be on sale throughout the day. The theme is Nature & Diversity.

    The Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library Main Library is located at 300 W Aspen Ave in Flagstaff, Arizona 86001.

    More info: nazbookfest.org

  • Sat
    11
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    12
    Mar
    2017
    9:30am - 5:30pmUniversity of Arizona


    Tucson Festival of Books
    453 College of Education
    1430 E 2nd St
    University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    Sat 10:00am - EDU349
    "Creating Abecedario Cards"

    Sat 11:30am - EDU351
    "Where are We? Latinos in Children's Books"

    Sat 12:30pm - Signing Area
    "La Madre Goose" signing

    Sun 10:00am - Booth 475
    "The Night Before my Birthday" signing

  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017
    8:00am - 3:30pmOcomowoc Lake Club

    Join us at the 2017 Spring Luncheon: Creating Richer Narratives for a full day of instruction, helpful insights, inspiration, and networking with fellow creators. Our three amazing speakers will address how to add diversity to your work to more accurately reflect the world around you. Learn how to strengthen, deepen, and hone your craft by creating richer narratives.

    Find instructions to register here, and download the Spring Luncheon flyer here.

    The event will be held at Oconomowoc Lake Club located at 4668 Lake Club Cir in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

  • Mon
    15
    May
    2017
    10:00am - 1:00pmArizona State University - Tempe Campus

    Dia de los Ninos ASU

    El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros is a national day of tribute to children, literacy, and culture most often celebrated through local events in Southwestern communities. It is a celebration of children and the importance of advocating literacy for youth of every language and every ethnic background.

    The purpose of the event is to create a space for elementary and high school students to partake in a variety of multicultural and multilingual literacy-based reading and writing activities, while enjoying stories from their favorite storytellers and authors. This is a true celebration of culture, language, and literacy.

    The Department of English presents the seventh annual Día De Los Niños / Día De Los Libros celebration of kids, language, and culture. Special guests include Duncan Tonatiuh (keynote), Austin Aslan, Ryan Dalton, Tom Leveen, Juana Martinez-Neal, Amy Nichols, Aprilynne Pike, Amy Nichols, and Reyna Grande.

    The event is for kids in 6-12th grades and attendees must be sponsored by their schools (teachers must register and accompany their students).

    Additional event partners include ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Phoenix Book Company, and Dunkin' Donuts.

    Register for Día De Los Niños, Día De Los Libros 2017 here.

    Download flyer here: ASUdia2017

    For more information, visit ASU's event page.

  • Fri
    23
    Jun
    2017
    11:00 amPanzer Main Store, Stuttgart, Germany

    Excited to visit the Panzer Kaserne Military Base in Stuttgart! Come join us from 11am to 1pm! We'll be reading "La Madre Goose" and, for the first time, "La Princesa and the Pea" (upcoming 09/05/17). Signing immediately after.

    Main Store at Panzer Kaserne Military Base in Stuttgart, Germany.

  • Tue
    05
    Sep
    2017
    Tempe, AZ

    Cover of La Princesa and the Pea

    "La Princesa and the Pea" is out and I'll be visiting schools to celebrate the launch. Thanks to Changing Hands Bookstore for coordinating the visits.

  • Sat
    09
    Sep
    2017
    9:00am - 4:00pmScottsdale, AZ

    Children's Learning and Play Festival

    In it's second year and organized by Scottsdale Public Library, Children’s Learning and Play Festival will bring a variety of youth activities and events featuring local authors and illustrators, science and technology to North Scottsdale.

    Children's Learning and Play Festival will be held at Westworld of Scottsdale at 16601 N Pima Rd in Scottsdale, Arizona. Free admission. Parking $5. Indoors and air-conditioned.

    For more details visit: azchildrensfestival.com

    11:30am "La Princesa and the Pea" Reading at the “Meet the Authors and Illustrators” area.

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    12:30 pmCasa Grande, AZ

    Casa Grande Public Library

    Join us for an Author Visit at the Vista Grande Public Library. We will be reading "La Princesa and the Pea" and some poems from "La Madre Goose".

    Casa Grande Main Public Library is located at 449 N Dry Lake St in Casa Grande, Arizona. For more info call 520-421-8652.

  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017
    11:00 amTempe, AZ

    Join us on Saturday, October 7th at 11am for a special Book Launch Party, and Storytime at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ. We will have snacks, stickers and coloring pages. An ASL Interpreter will be joining Juana at the event.

    Changing Hands Bookstore is located at 6428 S McClintock Dr in Tempe, AZ.

  • Tue
    10
    Oct
    2017
    10:30 amMesa, AZ


    Join us for Preschool Storytime at the Dobson Ranch Library. We will be reading "La Princesa and the Pea" in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and Indigenous People's Day.

    Mesa Dobson Ranch Public Library is located at 2425 S Dobson Rd, Mesa AZ 85202. For more info call 480-644-3554 or visit mesalibrary.org

  • Fri
    03
    Nov
    2017
    Austin, TX


    I'll be visiting TA Brown Elementary as part of the "Reading Rockstars" program on Friday, November 3rd. I look forward to meeting everyone!

    *This is a School Visit and not an event open to the public.

  • Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017
    Sun
    05
    Nov
    2017
    10:00am-5:00pmAustin, TX


    One of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas Book Festival features 250+ nationally and critically recognized adult and children’s authors, 20+ venues including the State Capitol, 80+ exhibitors, live music, local food trucks, family activities, and countless opportunities to meet authors and fellow book lovers.

    The Texas Book Festival is held in and around the grounds of the State Capitol Building in Austin. The event will be held Saturday, November 4th, and Sunday, November 5th. It is a FREE event open to the public.

    For more information, details on transportation, parking, and more visit: texasbookfestival.org/attend/.

    AHORA SÍ
    Day: Saturday, November 4, 2017
    Time: 10:00-10:30
    Session Location: Ahora Si Tent
    Congress Ave. between 8th St. and 9th St.
    Signing Location: Children’s Signing Tent
    Title/Brief description: Ahora Sí is our bilingual Spanish/English tent that features authors in Spanish and bilingual sessions throughout the weekend. Picture book authors are invited to read in Spanish or English, whichever they prefer.

    READ ME A STORY
    Day: Saturday, November 4, 2017
    Time: 12:30-1:00
    Session Location: Read Me A Story Tent
    Congress Ave. between 9th St. and 10th St.
    Signing Location: Children’s Signing Tent
    Title/Brief description: Author Juana Martinez-Neal reads "La Princesa and the Pea"! Introduced by a local elementary school class.

    READY, SET, DRAW!
    Day: Saturday, November 4, 2017
    Time: 3:00-3:45
    Session Location: Children's Entertainment Tent
    Congress Ave. near 9th St.
    Title/Brief description: With Mike Curato, Steven Weinberg and Juana Martinez-Neal. We’ll have a blast as three awesome, nationally-renowned illustrators go toe-to-toe and sketch-to-sketch in this rapid-fire, Pictionary-like drawing game!

    2017 LATINX LIT FEST - NOCHE DE LETRAS
    Day: Saturday, November 4, 2017
    Time: 1:45-2:30
    Session Location: Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC)
    600 River St, Austin, TX, 78701
    Title/Brief description: We will feature authors and books for children and young adults. Talk about the inspiration behind "La Princesa and the Pea". The author will sign books after the presentation.

  • Wed
    08
    Nov
    2017
    6:30pm - 9:30pmPhoenix, AZ


    AASL 18th National Conference Pre-Conference
    Dinner with a Local Librarian and Author

    This will be a great networking opportunity for both librarians and authors at a variety of local restaurants chosen by local librarians. Sign-up will be on site, and this event is Dutch treat. Each dinner will host a local librarian, a local author, and up to 6 attendees.

    For more details and to sign-up for the tour, visit: national.aasl.org

  • 8:00am - 5:00pmPhoenix, AZ


    AASL 18th National Conference Pre-Conference Cultural Tour
    Art and Architecture in the American Southwest

    This full-day tour will immerse attendees in art and architecture of the American Southwest.

    The day starts with a 1.5-hour tour of Taliesin West, the beloved winter home and studio of innovative architect, writer, and educator Frank Lloyd Wright.

    In the afternoon, guests will travel to the home of Mary Wong, a former school librarian in the Phoenix area. Guests will receive a boxed lunch, before setting out to view more than 100 illustrations in Mary’s home.

    Tour participants will have the opportunity to meet five local illustratorsLynne Avril, Molly Idle, Wendy Watson, Mike Venezia, and Juana Martinez-Neal – and win their donated sketches, small art spots and drawings as door prizes. The illustrators will be available for Q/A sessions regarding their work and upcoming projects. Their books will also be available for purchase and autographing.

    An additional registration fee of $70 is required in advance of the event. For more details and to sign-up for the tour, visit: national.aasl.org

  • Thu
    09
    Nov
    2017
    Sun
    12
    Nov
    2017
    9:00am - 4:30pmPhoenix, AZ


    AASL 18th National Conference will be in Phoenix this year! It will be held at Phoenix Convention Center located at 100 N 3rd St in Phoenix, AZ 85004. For more details, visit: national.aasl.org

    Signings and Appearances
    Friday, November 10th - 12:30 to 1:00pm - Penguin signing "La Princesa and the Pea", booth 315.
    Friday, November 10th - 1:30 to 2:00pm - Candlewick Press signing lithos of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" and "Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre" at AuthorPalooza area.
    Saturday, November 11th - 12:00 to 12:15pm - AuthorPalooza reading and presenting "La Princesa and the Pea" at the AuthorPalooza area.

    Hope to see you there!

  • Tue
    14
    Nov
    2017
    10:30 amMesa, AZ


    Join us for Preschool Storytime at the Red Mountain Library. We will be reading "La Princesa and the Pea".

    Mesa Red Mountian Public Library is located at 635 N Power Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85205. For more info call 480-644-3860 or visit mesalibrary.org

  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017
    11:00 amWashington, DC


    Join us for an Author Storytime at East City Bookshop. We'll be reading "La Princesa and the Pea", drawing and signing copies of the book. There will be stickers to share, too.

    East City Bookshop is located at 645 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Suite 100 in Washington, DC 20003. For more info call 202-290-1636 or visit eastcitybookshop.com

  • 4:00 pmAlexandria, VA


    Join us for an Author Storytime at Hooray for Books! We'll be reading "La Princesa and the Pea", drawing and signing copies of the book. There will be stickers to share, too.

    Hooray for Books! Bookstore is located at 1555 King St in Alexandria, VA 22314. For more info call 703-548-4092 or visit hooray4books.com

  • Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017
    9:00am-2:00pmPhoenix, AZ

    Gardner's Book Service

    I'll signing "La Princesa and the Pea" and "La Madre Goose" at Gardner's Annual Holiday Open House & Sale.

    GBS is located at 11226 N 23rd Ave, Suite 103 in Phoenix, AZ 85029. For more information call: (602) 863-6000 or visit their website.

  • Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017
    2:00pm-8:00pmMesa, AZ

    Mesa Book Festival

    Organized by Anthology, Inc., a Mesa, AZ, based literary non profit organization, the Mesa Book festival is intended to be the annual event to showcase the literary arts in the east valley.

    We'll have readers throughout the Festival at Mesa's Christmas Tree, a 30' tall Christmas tree that is the centerpiece of Mesa's annual holiday celebration, just for kids.

    The Mesa Book Festival will be held on December 9th from 2pm to 8pm in downtown Mesa -Macdonald Street between Main Street and 1st Avenue. For more info visit mesabookfestival.com

    > Bundle up and join me at Mesa's Christmas Tree. I'll be reading "La Princesa and the Pea" from 4:00pm an to 4:20pm.

    Look forward to seeing you there!

  • Mon
    22
    Jan
    2018
    Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018
    Memphis, TN


    ABA Winter Institute will be held at Memphis Cook Convention Center -255 N Main St in Memphis, TN 38103.

    Wednesday, January 24th - 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Candlewick Press
    Author Reception
    Ballroom A & B

    Thanks to the generosity of ABA’s publisher sponsors, many authors and illustrators will be on hand to chat with booksellers and autograph new and forthcoming titles at the Author Reception.
    Signing "Alma and How She Got Her Name" and "Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre".

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018
    12:00pm - 8:00pmNorth Hollywood, CA

    We are thrilled to present our annual program for Booksellers, Educators, and Librarians. We hope that you will join us for this event that promotes partnership and fellowship among people who work to promote children's literacy on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

    SCIBA Children's Literacy Day 2018 will take place at The Garland in North Hollywood, located at 4222 Vineland Avenue.

    Featured dinner speaker at the Children’s Literacy Dinner, followed by signing.

    For more info visit SCIBA Children's Literacy Day 2018.

  • Sun
    11
    Mar
    2018
    Mon
    12
    Mar
    2018
    Tucson, AZ


    I'll be signing "The Night Before my Birthday" on Saturday, March 10th from 10:00am to 11:00am - Booth 318. Signed copies will be available for purchase throughout the weekend.

    "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

  • Tue
    03
    Apr
    2018
    Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018
    Dallas, TX


    The TLA Annual Conference will be held at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. For more info visit: http://www.txla.org/annual-conference

    Signings and Events
    Wednesday, April 3rd
    3:30 - 4:00 pm "Alma and How She Got Her Name" and “Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre” (Candlewick Press) - Author signing area - Aisle 12
    6:00 pm Candlewick Entertaining Dinner

    Thursday, April 4th
    12:00 - 1:00 pm "La Princesa and the Pea" (Putnam-Penguin Random House) - Author signing area - Aisle 9
    2:00 - 3:00 pm "Alma and How She Got Her Name" and “Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre” (Candlewick Press) - Mackin Educational Resources Booth

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    San Antonio, TX


    The 6th annual San Antonio Book Festival will take place at the Central Library (600 Soledad) and Southwest School of Art in beautiful downtown San Antonio. For more info, visit: festival.saplf.org

    Signings and Events
    12:00 - 12:30 PM Holt Family Children's Reading Tent
    12:45 - 1:15 PM Signing

  • Sat
    14
    Apr
    2018
    10:00 amTempe, AZ

    Cover of Alma

    Join us on Saturday, April 14th at 10am for the English Book Launch Party and Storytime of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ. We will have snacks and goodies.

    Personalized, signed copies of the book are available worldwide through Changing Hands Bookstore. Order by Saturday, April 14th or Sunday, April 29th.

    Changing Hands Bookstore is located at 6428 S McClintock Dr in Tempe, AZ. For more info, email inbox@changinghands.com or call 480-730-0205 (Tempe) or 602-274-0067 (Phoenix).

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018
    11:00 amRiverside, CA


    Join me for an Author Storytime at Cellar Door Books. I'll be reading "Alma and How She Got her name", drawing and signing copies of the book.

    Cellar Door Books is located at 5225 Canyon Crest Drive, Suite 30A in Riverside, California. For more info visit: cellardoorbookstore.com

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018
    Los Angeles, CA


    Each year, over 150,000 people come to the University of Southern California campus to experience a gathering of writers, poets, artists, filmmakers and musicians like no other. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the largest festival of its kind in the United States and is The Times’ annual gift to our city.

    L.A. Times Festival of Books is located at University of Southern California Campus at University Park Campus in Los Angeles, California 90089. For more info visit: events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

    Signings and Events
    Sunday, April 22nd
    10:00 - 10:45pm Booth 711 - Signing "La Princesa and the Pea" at "{pages} Bookstore/Penguin Random House".
    11:30 - 12:00pm Booth 586 - Signing "Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre" at "LA Libreria".
    1:00 - 1:25pm Children's Stage - Reading "Alma and How She Got Her Name".
    1:30 - 2:00pm Author's Signing Area - Signing "Alma and How She Got Her Name".

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018
    10:00 amPhoenix, AZ

    Celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros with Alma! Palabras Bookstore in conjunction with the Phoenix Public Library bring a fun Día event to Phoenix on Saturday, April 28th at 10:00am. This will also be the official Book Launch event for the Spanish edition of Alma, "Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre". Stories, activities, and more!

    Palabras Bookstore is located at 1738 East McDowell Road in Phoenix, AZ. For more info, visit Official Día Event

  • Sun
    29
    Apr
    2018
    2:00 pmPhoenix, AZ

    Changing Hands has partnered with The Newton—home of our Phoenix store and First Draft Book Bar—to celebrate Children's Book Week by featuring artwork from local New York Times bestselling illustrators, including Caldecott honor winner Molly Idle (People Don't Bite People), Chris Gall (The Littlest Train), and Juana Martinez-Neal (Alma and How She Got Her Name).

    The exhibit will be up for the month of May, with a family friendly illustrator reception on Sunday, April 29th from 2pm to 4pm.

    PARKING / LIGHT RAIL
    Don't want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Changing Hands.

    Changing Hands Bookstore is located at 300 W Camelback in Phoenix, Arizona. For more info visit: changinghands.com/cbw2018

  • Thu
    24
    May
    2018
    Mon
    28
    May
    2018
    Phoenix, AZ


    Phoenix Comic Fest is held at Phoenix Convention Center located at 100 North 3rd Street in Downtown Phoenix. For more info visit: phoenixcomicfest.com

    Saturday, March 24th
    11:30am Readings and signings at Changing Hands Bookstore Booth.

  • Thu
    21
    Jun
    2018
    Tue
    26
    Jun
    2018
    New Orleans, LA


    ALA, the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds its Annual Conference & Exhibition each summer. As the world's biggest library event, the conference brings together librarians and library staff, educators, authors, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests, and exhibitors to engage and participate in the ongoing transformation of libraries.

    ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held from Thursday, June 21 through Tuesday, June 26 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, LA. For more information, visit 2018.alaannual.org

    Signings and Events
    Sunday, June 24
    10:00 - 10:30 AM PopTop Stage Panel: The Yarn LIVE: The 2018 Pura Belpré Authors/Illustrators, Unraveled. El Yarn Podcast EN VIVO: Los autores Pura Belpré de 2018, desarmados! with Ruth Behar, Juana Martinez-Neal, Pablo Cartaya, and Celia C. Pérez. 30-minute discussion/interview.
    11:00 - 12:00 AM Book signing of "La Princesa and the Pea" with Penguin Young Readers Signing Area, Table 4.
    1:00 - 3:30 PM Pura Belpré Celebración

    Monday, June 25
    9:00 - 10:00 AM Book signing of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" with Candlewick Press in Exhibit Hall, Booth# 1439.

  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018
    Austin, TX

    Signings and Events
    Mon, Jul 23, 2018
    9:15-10:45 Author Panel: Portrayals of Latinx Families in Children's Literature
    Austin Convention Center
    Room: 13 - Banquet
    Capacity: 80
    Join Oralia Garza de Cortés, co-founder of the American Library Association's Pura Belpré Award, for a discussion about portrayals of Latinx families in children's literature. She'll be joined by Angela Cervantes (Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring), Angela Dominguez (Stella Dias Has Something to Say), and Juana Martinez-Neal (Alma and How She Got Her Name).
    11:00-12:00 Signing
    1:45-3:15 Author Panel: Portrayals of Latinx Families in Children's Literature
    Austin Convention Center
    Room: 13 - Banquet
    Capacity: 80
    Join Oralia Garza de Cortés, co-founder of the American Library Association's Pura Belpré Award, for a discussion about portrayals of Latinx families in children's literature. She'll be joined by Angela Cervantes (Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring), Angela Dominguez (Stella Dias Has Something to Say), and Juana Martinez-Neal (Alma and How She Got Her Name).
    4:30-5:30 Signing

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018
    Las Vegas, NV

    The Vegas Book Festival will be held at Historic Fifth Street School located at 401 South Fourth Street Las Vegas, Nevada 89101. For more info visit: vegasvalleybookfestival.org

    Signings and Events
    Friday, October 19
    4:00 - 5:00 pm Reading and presentation of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" (Candlewick Press) - Story Room at Windmill Library located at 7060 W Windmill Ln, Las Vegas NV 89183.

    Saturday, October 20
    10:45 - 11:30 am Reading of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" (Candlewick Press) and "La Princesa and the Pea" (Putnam) - Engaged Tent
    11:30 am - 12:15 pm Signing of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" (Candlewick Press) at Centennial Plaza.

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
    Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018
    Austin, TX


    One of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas Book Festival features 250+ nationally and critically recognized adult and children’s authors, 20+ venues including the State Capitol, 80+ exhibitors, live music, local food trucks, family activities, and countless opportunities to meet authors and fellow book lovers.

    The Texas Book Festival is held in and around the grounds of the State Capitol Building in Austin. The event will be held Saturday, October 27th, and Sunday, October 28th. It is a FREE event open to the public.

    For more information, details on transportation, parking, and more visit: texasbookfestival.org/attend/.

    Signings and Events
    Saturday, October 27
    12:00 - 12:30 pm Reading and presentation of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" (Candlewick Press), Read Me A Story Tent, Congress Avenue.
    12:30 - 1:00 pm Signing of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" (Candlewick Press), Kids Signing Tent, Congress Avenue.
    2:30 - 3:00 pm Signing of "Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre" (Candlewick Press), "La Librería" - Booth 201.

    Sunday, October 28
    11:00 - 11:45 am "2018 Pura Belpré Award Winners!” with Pablo Cartaya at Latinx Tent, Congress Ave.
    11:45 - 12:15 am Signing of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" (Candlewick Press), Kids Signing Tent, Congress Avenue.

  • Thu
    15
    Nov
    2018
    Sun
    18
    Nov
    2018
    Houston, TX


    Join thousands of educators, experts, authors, administrators, publishers, and others in Houston, Texas, for the 2018 NCTE Annual Convention, November 15–18. Preconvention workshops and special events take place November 15 and November 18–20.

    All sessions and events will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston.

    For more information, please visit: convention.ncte.org

    Signings and Events
    Friday, November 16
    9:30 – 10:45 am Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts Panel
    The committee will present the entire list (30 titles, including "La Princesa And The Pea") followed by discussion with the authors participating. Kwame Alexander, Juana Martinez-Neal and others.

    11:00 am – 12:15 pm Developing Identity, Empathy, and Community through Daily Picture Book Read Alouds
    Location: Grand Ballroom B
    Chair & Presenter: Jillian Heise
    10 Educators/Roundtable Leaders
    Authors/Illustrators: Minh Lê, Jess Keating, Juana Martinez-Neal, Il Sung Na, Molly Idle, Daniel Miyares, Hena Khan, Susan Hood, Shawn Harris, Chris Barton.

    12:30 – 1:00 pm Signing "La Princesa and the Pea" at Penguin - Booth# 700.

    2:00 – 3:15 p.m Policy and Governance: Teachers as Advocates, Creating Change from the Ground Up
    Location: 352 DEF
    Event with Meg Medina, Juana Martinez-Neal and Cindy Rodriguez. Tiffany L. Rehbein, Associate Chair, Secondary Section Steering Committee roundtable.

    3:30 – 4:30 Signing "Alma and How She Got Her Name" at Candlewick Booth - Booth# 223.

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018
    2:00 pmPhoenix, AZ

    Join us at A Children's Place as Author and Illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal reads her new picture book "Alma and How She Got Her Name" and shares what inspired her to write the story. This is a charming tale about identity and family history.

    A Children's Place is the newly opened story time space on the first floor at Burton Barr Central Library. The Burton Barr Central Library is located at 1221 N Central Ave in Phoenix, Arizona. The event starts at 2:00 p.m.

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019
    Sun
    03
    Mar
    2019
    Tucson, AZ


    "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 3rd
    10:00 - 11:00 am Panel: “Gentle Stories about Hope and Connection”
    Education Room 353
    Moderator: Hilary Tabar
    Panelists: Zoey Abbott, Finn’s Feather (Enchanted Lion Books); James Howe, Houndsley and Catina and Cousin Wagster (Candlewick Press); Molly Idle, Pearl (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers); Juana Martinez-Neal, Alma and How She Got Her Name (Candlewick Press)
    In a hectic world, books that provide quiet, gentle stories for young children offer connection in ways that ground their lives and provide hope for their futures.

    11:00 - 11:25 am Book signing to follow
    Children / Teen Signing Area

    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Storytime: Alma and How She Got Her Name
    Story Blanket Tent
    Enjoy a story read by an author as Juana Martinez-Neal shares her book Alma and How She Got Her Name.
    An informal signing will happen at the end of the story, right on the blanket.

    2:30 - 3:30 pm Illustrator Studio: “Mixed Media Demonstration”
    Education Room 437
    Moderator: Ray Martens
    Panelists: Juana Martinez-Neal
    Follow along as Juana Martinez-Neal shares the technique she uses to create the artwork of books like Alma and How She Got Her Name and La Princesa and the Pea. Matinez-Neal will demonstrate her creative process from idea to finished book with the help of slides and some live demonstrations, including her use of transfers.

    3:30 - 3:50 pm Book signing to follow
    Children / Teen Signing Area

    4:00 - 5:00 pm Draw-Off: “On Your Mark, Get Set, Draw”
    Education Kiva 211
    Moderator: Adam Rex
    Panelists: Molly Idle, Pearl (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers); Suzanne Kaufman, All Are Welcome (Knopf Books for Young Readers); Juana Martinez-Neal, Alma and How She Got Her Name (Candlewick Press); Zeke Peña, Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide (Harry N. Abrams); Booki Vivat, Frazzled #3: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties (HarperCollins)
    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
    Children / Teen Signing Area

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019
    Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019
    Reno, NV

    The Reading Week Conference has a long history in Northern Nevada. This year, UNR was asked to take responsibility for the conference. We are excited to share our vision of the Reading Week Conference, now a symposium. Our goals are to provide participants with exceptional professionals who will stir their imagination, open up the venue for conversation, and extend the community to all professionals supporting literacy.

    The Reading Week Conference is held at the Univeristy of Nevada, Reno. Registration is required. For more information and to register for the event, please visit: unr.edu/education/reading-week-reimagined

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019
    5:30 pmNew York, NY

    Join me for an Author Storytime at Bank Street Bookstore. I'll be reading Babymoon (Candlewick, written by Hayley Barrett) to celebrate it's release. A signing will follow.

    Bank Street Bookstore is located at 2780 Broadway (at West 107th Street) in New York, NY. For more info visit the event page on their website.

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019
    New York, NY

    The Color of Children's Literature Conference

    Join us at the CUNY Graduate Center in midtown Manhattan as we prepare to honor Walter Dean Myers' legacy with a conference that celebrates and supports our voices, our stories, our truth. Kweli's spring conference is an excellent opportunity for Indigenous and POC writers and illustrators to learn, get inspired and network with others in the industry.

    Early Bird Registration is open now and ends on November 15th! REGISTER NOW

    For more information, please visit The Color of Childrens Literature Conference.

    Panels and Events
    Saturday, April 6
    9:15 – 10:00 am
    C. Illustrated Books and Nonfiction Track
    Picture This
    Three internationally recognized illustrators and one photographer talk about their distinct approach to telling powerful stories with an arsenal of 2B pencils, oil paint, and a sharp camera eye. Featuring: Rafael Lopez, EB Lewis, Juana Martinez-Neal, Neela Vaswani; moderated by Jasmin Rubero.

    10:15 – 11:00 am
    C. Illustrated Books and Nonfiction Track
    Trusting the Process: Picture Book Writers & Illustrators
    Featuring: Carole Lindstrom & Michaela Goade, Kevin Mailliard & Juana Martinez-Neal and Andrea Loney; moderated by Connie Hsu.

  • Sat
    27
    Apr
    2019
    11:00 amPhoenix, Arizona

    Changing Hands has partnered with The Newton—home of our Phoenix store and First Draft Book Bar—to celebrate Children's Book Week and Indie Bookstore Day by featuring artwork from local illustrators, including Lynne Avril (Amelia Bedelia: Under the Weather), Caldecott Honor Winner Molly Idle (Pearl), Stevie Lewis (Lost in the Library), Caldecott Honor Winner Juana Martinez-Neal (Babymoon) and Mikela Prevost (Let's Have a Dog Party).

    The exhibit will be up for the month of May, with a family friendly illustrator reception on Saturday, April 27th from 11am to 12pm.

    PARKING / LIGHT RAIL
    Don't want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Changing Hands.

    Changing Hands Bookstore is located at 300 W Camelback in Phoenix, Arizona. For more info visit: changinghands.com

  • Thu
    09
    May
    2019
    Tempe, Arizona

    El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros is a national day of tribute to children, literacy, and culture most often celebrated through local events in Southwestern communities. It is a celebration of children and the importance of advocating literacy for youth of every language and every ethnic background.

    The purpose of the event is to create a space for elementary and high school students to partake in a variety of multicultural and multilingual literacy-based reading and writing activities, while enjoying stories from their favorite storytellers and authors. This is a true celebration of culture, language, and literacy.

    The Department of English presents the Ninth Annual Día De Los Niños / Día De Los Libros celebration of kids, language, and culture. Special guests include Duncan Tonatiuh (keynote), Austin Aslan, Ryan Dalton, Tom Leveen, Juana Martinez-Neal, Amy Nichols, Aprilynne Pike, Amy Nichols, and Reyna Grande.

    The event is for kids in 6-12th grades and attendees must be sponsored by their schools (teachers must register and accompany their students).

    More details to come.

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019
    Washington, DC

    ALA, the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds its Annual Conference & Exhibition each summer. As the world's biggest library event, the conference brings together librarians and library staff, educators, authors, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests, and exhibitors to engage and participate in the ongoing transformation of libraries.

    ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held from Thursday, June 20 through Tuesday, June 25 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, DC. For more information, visit 2019.alaannual.org

    Conference Panels and Events
    ALSC Preconference: Celebrate the 2019 ALSC Honor Books
    Join us in conversation with authors, illustrators, and publishers as we celebrate and explore the 2019 Batchelder, Caldecott, Geisel, Newbery, Pura Belpré, and Sibert Honor Books. The ALSC Preconference will be held at Washington Hilton, International Ballroom East at 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009.

    Friday, June 21
    11:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Welcome & Introductions

    12:30 – 1:15 pm
    Lunch with Creators
    One author per table around the room for casual conversation with participants.

    1:30 – 2:30 pm
    Author Panel “Who am I?”
    “Who am I?” is the question that defines our relationships with others. Juana Martinez-Neal, David Bowles, Leo Espinosa, Claudia Bedrick, and Catherine Gilbert Murdock discuss identity exploration and formation and how their books model the process for young readers.

    2:45 – 4:00 pm
    Pictionary
    Join this year’s honor illustrators for a lighthearted round of off-the-cuff art.

    Saturday, June 22
    4:00 – 4:30 pm
    Signing
    Signing early copies of "Fry Bread" at Macmillan - Booth 1504-1505.

    Sunday, June 23
    2:00 – 3:00 pm
    Signing
    Signing at the Candlewick - Booth 1448.

    7:00 – 10:00 pm
    Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy Banquet
    The Banquet will be held at Marriott Marquis – Marquis Ballroom, located at 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

    10:00 – 11:00 pm
    Receiving Line

  • Fri
    09
    Aug
    2019
    Mon
    12
    Aug
    2019
    Los Angeles, CA

    Registration for the Summer Conference opens Thursday, April 25 at 10am PST. Register for a weekend of keynote presentations; industry panels; manuscript, portfolio and social media consultations; craft and business-related breakout sessions; and optional full-day intensives for writers, illustrators, and published authors.

    Once again, the Conference will be held at the luxurious JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles. This year’s lineup features keynotes from some of the most renowned names in children's literature, including Mem Fox, Meg Medina, Renée Watson, Christian Robinson, Yuyi Morales, and Raúl the Third. Six mainstage panels featuring authors, illustrators, editors, and agents, as well as 72 breakout sessions round out the spectacular program.

    A full day of sought-after intensives will be offered on Monday, August, 12.

    Conference Panels and Events
    Saturday, August 10
    10:00 – 11:00 am
    Author Panel: Birth of a Picture Book
    Main Stage
    Alice Faye Duncan, Suzanne Kaufman, Corinna Luyken, and Juana Martinez-Neal moderated by Melissa Manlove

    Sunday, August 11
    2:45 – 3:45 pm
    Drawing from Life Experience to Create Compelling Picture Books
    Breakout Session
    Juana shares how she uses family experiences to write and illustrate picture books.

    Illustrators Intensive
    Monday, August 12
    11:30 – 12:30 am
    Balancing Act: Life+Work
    Walking the Tightrope of Gutter Cleaning, Deadlines, PT Meetings, Promotion, Aging Parents,... and Art

    Monday, August 12
    4:30 – 5:30 pm
    Panel: Parting Words
    Corinna Luyken, Ben Clanton, Juana Martinez-Neal and Christian Robinson moderated by Peter Brown

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019
    Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019
    Honesdale, PA

    You’ve launched your career – now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow.

    This workshop is for published authors and illustrators to have time to talk about their careers, challenges, deadlines, and upcoming projects. With this workshop, we are aiming for meaningful conversation about how to continue to push the boundaries of our work. How do we acknowledge the power of our recurring themes and at the same time find ways to break new ground and find innovation?

    Please note that there is an application process for this workshop.
    After you register and pay your $200 deposit, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the application you will need to fill out.

    Authors and illustrators interested in this retreat must list the following when applying:
    - Two or more titles of your own published work.
    - A short paragraph indicating ways in which you hope to grow as a writer or illustrator.

    The application deadline is July 1, 2019. Decisions will be made soon after the application deadline.

    Faculty: Jennifer Jacobson, Nikki Grimes, Juana Martinez-Neal, Gareth Hinds, Padma Venkatraman, Neal Porter and Kathleen Merz.

    For more information and to sign up for the workshop, please visit the Highlights Foundation's Workshop event page.

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019
    5:00 pmNew York, NY

    Art Auction Artist

    The Carle Honors Annual Benefit Gala and Art Auction is held in New York City. At the heart of the Honors are four awards celebrating individuals whose creative vision and dedication are an inspiration to everyone who values picture books and their role in arts education and literacy.

    The Carle Honors Art Auction, a key fundraiser for the event, features original works of art donated by some of the industry’s most celebrated artists. Bids can be place online in advance of the event, or in-real time that night on-site or via absentee bids. The auction ends at 9:00 sharp!

    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will be held at Guastavino's, located at 409 East 59th Street, New York, NY. For more information about the event and to reserve tickets, visit carlemuseum.org/carle-honors.

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019
    6:30 pmTucson, AZ

    WOW at University of Arizona
    WOW at University of Arizona

    Transformations of Culture and Image through Picturebooks

    6:30 - 7:30 pm Text Sets and Invitations around Transformation
    7:30 - 8:30 pm Juana Martinez-Neal
    8:30 - 9:00 pm Autographing, Conversation and Snacks

    Juana Martinez-Neal is an illustrator and author who was born in Lima, Peru, and now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband, two sons, daughter, and puppies. She paints with acrylics, colored pencils, and graphite on handmade papers to create textures and depth in her paintings. She illustrates for other authors, including La Princesa and the Pea, which won the 2018 Pura Belpré medal for illustration, and her newest book, Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story. Her author/illustrator debut, Alma and How She Got Her Name, won a 2019 Caldecott Honor, and is based on her own story about how our identities are unique as well as embedded in our families.

    The World of Words Mini-Conference will be held at Worlds of Words in Room 453 in the College of Education of the University of Arizona -- 1430 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85721.

    The World of Words Mini-Conference is for Undergraduate students of the Department of Education - University of Arizona.

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019
    11:00 amArlington, TX

    I'll be part of the Día de los Muertos Celebration events at City Center Branch of the Arlington Public Library. Join us to talk about names and our families while we work on some activities together! Everyone is welcome to this free event!

    The City Center Branch is located at 100 South Center Street in Arlington, Texas 76010. More info: Dia de los Muertos Celebration

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019
    Buffalo, NY

    Buffalo’s premier literary event for children is composed of two parts: KidsLit Week, and EXPO Saturday and is FREE to the public.

    During KidsLit Week, internationally acclaimed authors will visit area schools, libraries, museums and other cultural venues. The visits, scheduled Monday, 11/4/19 – Friday, 11/8/19, aim at inspiring a love of books in students grades pre-K through middle school.

    EXPO Saturday on Saturday November 9, 2019 is a day-long showcase of new and beloved books written for kids. Here, authors interact directly with children through readings, book-signings, presentations and demonstrations. Educators too have a niche at EXPO Saturday. A four-hour, NYS-approved CTLE Workshop is held annually before the Expo opens to the public. Here, registered educators have the opportunity to interact with a panel of authors/illustrators featured at this year’s Expo as well as current trends in education. We hosted 127 educators from across Western New York and Southern Ontario, Canada. The workshop received excellent reviews from both the educators and the panel participants.

    The WNY Children's Book Expo is held at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center located at 153 Franklin Street in Buffalo, New York. For more info, visit: wnycbe.com

  • Wed
    13
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    04
    Jan
    2020
    New York, NY

    Art from "Babymoon" and "Fry Bread"

    Founded in 1980 by illustrators’ agent and art director Dilys Evans, this exhibit showcases original art from the year’s best children’s books as determined by a jury of outstanding illustrators, art directors, and editors.

    Selected books, medal recipients, and award winners will be recognized and honored during the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, held at the Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street, NYC), on Thursday, November 14, beginning at 6:00 pm. A full list of featured artists can be found here.

    For more info visit: societyillustrators.org/original-art-2019-exhibit

  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019
    11:30 amPhoenix, AZ

    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

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019
    Sun
    10
    May
    2020
    Amherst, MA

    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will honor childhood creativity and the art of illustrated literature in the upcoming exhibition Now and Then: Contemporary Illustrators and their Childhood Art.

    Will you grow up to be an artist? Co-curators Grace Lin and Jarrett J. Krosoczka honor childhood creativity in the exhibition Now & Then, in which they display artists’ childhood drawings next to their published illustrations. The pairings inspire young visitors to make connections to their current creations—and future potential. In addition to Grace and Jarrett, the featured artists are Cece Bell, Nidhi Chanani, Jason Chin, Eric Fan and Terry Fan, Julie Flett, Jeff Kinney, Elisa Kleven, Barbara Lehman, Rafael López, Oge Mora, Juana Martinez-Neal, Raúl the Third, Shadra Strickland, Don Tate, Evan Turk, and Tillie Walden.

    This exhibit will be featured in The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art’s Central Gallery from December 14, 2019 through May 10, 2020. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is located at 125 West Bay Road in Amherst, MA 01002. For more information visit carlemuseum.org.

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020
    Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pmSan Antonio, TX

    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.

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020
    Sun
    15
    Mar
    2020
    Tucson, AZ

    Event Canceled

    "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

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2020
    10:00 amPhoenix, AZ

    Event Canceled
    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/

  • Thu
    16
    Apr
    2020
    4:30 - 6:00Tucson, AZ

    Event Postponed - Date TBD
    WOW at University of Arizona

    Join Worlds of Words for a reception for our current exhibit with special guests, award-winning illustrators, Juana Martinez-Neal and Molly Idle!

    How is art influenced by other people? The current exhibition at Worlds of Words, a curation of global children’s literature located at the University of Arizona, tries to answer this question. Housed in the Kathy G. Short studio, the professional relationship between two award-winning and Arizona-based author-illustrators, Juana Martinez-Neal and Molly Idle, is highlighted in a showcase of their original art and published works.

    The exhibit itself focuses on the core of this professional partnership, with the title: “Critique to Support & Stretch: A Conversation between Juana Martinez-Neal and Molly Idle.” Their relationship is self-described as one of equals, built on mutual respect and encouragement to explore new ideas. To this effect, the walls of the studio display an intermingling of framed original art from a variety of their projects, highlighting the influence of one artist on the other. The soft, comforting colored-pencil illustrations of Martinez-Neal’s work sits side-by-side with the bright hues and fairytale aesthetic of Idle’s portfolio.

    The exhibit can be visited at Worlds of Words, Room 453 in the College of Education of the University of Arizona -- 1430 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85721.

    RSVP to wow@email.arizona.edu preferred, but not required. This event is free and open to the public. Event details may change. To request disability-related accommodations that would ensure your full participation in this event, please email wow@email.arizona.edu or call 520-621-9340. Free parking is available at the surface parking lot north of the intersection of First and Vine. Paid parking is available at the Second Street Garage next door to the College of Education. WOW is located just off the 2nd St. streetcar stop.

  • Wed
    22
    Apr
    2020
    Thu
    23
    Apr
    2020
    Visalia, CA

    Event Canceled

    More details to come.

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020
    Virtual Event

    Everywhere Book Fest

    More details to come.

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020
    Sun
    03
    May
    2020
    Virtual Event

    Everywhere Book Fest

    More details to come.

  • Thu
    11
    Jun
    2020
    Virtual Event


    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.

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

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    22
    Jun
    2020
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    26
    Jun
    2020
    Winchester, VA

    Event Canceled

    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.

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

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

    Check-in
    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
    like more information as it becomes available.

    More details to come.

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    26
    Jun
    2020
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    29
    Jun
    2020
    VIrtual Event

    More details to come.

  • Sat
    11
    Jul
    2020
    10:00 amVirtual Event


    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.

  • Fri
    07
    Aug
    2020
    Youngstown, OH

    Event Canceled
    More details to come.

  • Sat
    12
    Sep
    2020
    Boise, ID

    Event Canceled

    More details to come.

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2020
    Virtual Event

    More info to come.

  • Fri
    13
    Nov
    2020
    Sat
    14
    Nov
    2020
    Findlay, OH

    More details to come.

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    19
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    2020
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    22
    Nov
    2020
    Virtual Event

    More details to come.

  • Thu
    16
    Sep
    2021
    Sat
    18
    Sep
    2021
    Seward, NE

    More details to come.

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