Library announces 2022 lineup at Tucson Festival of Books

February 16, 2022

(Tucson, AZ) It’s almost time for the 2022 Tucson Festival Books and the Library has some great panels lined up at its Nuestras Raíces tent. Presenting authors include Jaime Cortez, author of the debut story collection Gordo, which Sandra Cisneros calls “Luminescent with love,” and Yuyi Morales, the first Latina to receive the Caldecott Medal.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

  • 10 to 11 am
    Latinx Writers on the Border of Hope and Happenstance
    Featured authors: Jaime Cortez, Reyna Grande, Luis Alberto Urrea
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
    Reporting from the Homelands
    Featured authors: Lydia R. Otero, Alva B. Torres
  • 1 to 2 pm
    Diné Bizaad is Poetry
    Featured authors: Luci Tapahonso, Manny Loley, Bojan Louis
  • 2:30 to 3:30 pm
    Origins that Shaped our Identity
    Featured authors: Henry Barajas, María Amparo Escandón, Oscar Mancinas
  • 4 to 5 pm
    Giving the Diné Flute a Voice
    Performer: Vince Redhouse

Sunday, March 13, 2022

  • 10 to 11 am
    Dreaming Out Loud
    Featured author: Yuyi Morales
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
    Latinx Stories Across Genres
    Featured authors: Henry Barajas, Jaime Cortez, Zoraida Córdova
  • 12:30 to 1:30 pm
    Hopi Voices
    Featured authors: Lyle Balenquah, Steward Koyiyumptewa, Mowana Lomaomvaya, Joel Nicholas (Becoming Hopi contributors)
  • 2:30 to 3:30 pm
    To Live and Die en La Ciudad: Chicanx Short Fictions in the Urban Southwest
    Featured authors: Estella Gonzalez, Oscar Mancinas, Daniel Olivas
  • 4 to 5 pm
    Tell Me a Song
    Performer: Miguel Reyes

Jessica Redhouse, Library Program Collaborator in Residence, has been working to increase diversity at the Festival. She says, “I am very excited about the authors we have coming this year. With Many Nations teaming up with Nuestras Raíces, we were able to get Indigenous authors, performers, and artists, in addition to well-known and loved Latinx authors, performers, and artists. 

Learn more about the Library’s Program Collaborators in Residence: Jessica RedhouseSelina Barajas.

Renaming Ceremony: Frank De La Cruz-El Pueblo Library

Friday, March 4, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM | 101 W. Irvington Rd., Tucson AZ 85714

Staff from the Frank De La Cruz-El Pueblo Library and around the library system invite you to join us in a renaming celebration to honor the late Frank De La Cruz.

Global Arts Showcase: Mes de la Cultura

Join Arizona Public Media and the Pima County Public Library in celebration of the rich Mexican-American and Latinx cultural heritage of Southern Arizona during Mes de la Cultura! Enjoy a virtual celebration of Mexican-American and LatinX art, music, and dance with performances by Mariachi Estrellas de Tucson, Mariachi Los Changuitos Feos, and Ballet Folklórico Tapatío.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 6:30PM – 7:30PM | Online event

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Congratulations to National Reformista, Shelly Black! 👏🎉

Shelly Black, Knowledge River Scholar (cohort 17) and UA iSchool alum (MA LIS ’20), is the recipient of the 2021 Brenda S. Banks Travel Award awarded by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award “…recognizes and acknowledges individuals of color, such as those of African, Asian, Latinx, Middle Eastern/North African, Native American, Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander descent, and who have demonstrated professional archival experience and manifest an interest in becoming active members of the Society of American Archivists.”