Enjoy the Festival! Sessions are free; arrive early to ensure seating. In Festival Friends Pass-designated venues, Festival Friends Pass holders have priority seating. Please abide by Capitol and House Chamber rules, critical for the TBF’s continued use: No food and drink; In the House Chamber, NOTHING may be placed on the Representatives’ desks; Limit photography and video. No flash photography.
Signings take place after each session. Adult and YA authors sign in the Adult Book Signing Tent (Congress at 10th), Children’s authors in the Children’s Sales/Signing Tent (Colorado at 13th), Cookbooks in the Sales/Signing Tent next to the Central Market Cooking Tent (11th at Congress).
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10:00 AM — 11:00 AM Saturday
10 AM Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Writers must navigate tricky ground when writing about living people who have a real stake in how they are portrayed in a book. But when a writer is addressing an entire civil rights movement (and is the case in both of the books featured in this session), the stakes are even higher. Join us during this session as Cynthia Levinson and one of the people she's written about, James W. Stewart, and Tomás Rivera Award winner Winifred Conkling and one of her subjects, Sylvia Mendez, talk about their work together.
Moderator Chris Barton is the author of the young adult nonfiction thriller Can I See Your I.D.? True Stories of False Identities, named a 2012 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers by the Young Adult Library Services Association. He's also the author of the picture book Shark vs. Train, a New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller. His first book, The Day-Glo Brothers, received a 2010 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor from the American Library Association.