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Imagination Friday with Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal
Join us on Friday, December 11, 1:00 to 1:45 to meet Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal and hear about their award-winning picturebook, Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story.

Kevin and Juana will share their picturebook and their process of writing and illustrating, invite children to create their own family stories, and answer questions.

Imagination Fridays is co-sponsored by the Tucson Festival of Books and Worlds of Words/University of Arizona and will occur every Friday at 1:00-1:45 pm from September to December 2020 with a different author or illustrator each week. Add some excitement to Fridays with world-renowned children’s authors and illustrators to promote new books and encourage children as readers, writers, and illustrators.

You must register for the webinar to attend and will receive a link to click on and join this exciting interaction with Kevin and Juana. The webinar will be recorded and those who register will receive that link to watch the recording if unable to join us live. Teachers who want to show the webinar live to their classes will be able to live-stream the webinar.

Dec 11, 2020 01:00 PM in Arizona

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Speakers

Kevin Noble Maillard
Author
Kevin Noble Maillard is the author of Fry Bread and a regular writer and former contributing editor to The New York Times. Currently based in Manhattan, he splits time between the city and upstate New York, where he is a tenured professor of law at Syracuse University. Originally from Oklahoma, he is an enrolled citizen of the Seminole Nation.
Juana Martinez-Neal
Illustrator
Juana Martinez-Neal is an illustrator of books for children, including the award-winning La Princesa and the Pea, Alma and How She Got Her Name, and Fry Bread. Juana was born in Lima, Peru, where she grew up surrounded by amazing meals prepared by her mom and amazing paintings made by her dad and granddad. She now lives, eats and paints in Scottsdale, Ariz., surrounded by her amazing children.
Kathy G. Short
Moderator
Kathy G. Short is Director of Worlds of Words: A Center of Global Literacies and Literatures (wowlit.org). She is a professor of global children’s and adolescent literature in the College of Education at the University of Arizona.