Author of The Hummingbird's Daughter tops Pima County Public Library Lineup at Tucsons Festival of Books
Friday, February 24, 2012
by: Jessica Hernandez

Section: News Articles

February Issue

Jessica Hernandez is the copy editor of the newsletter and a librarian at large.

Nationally acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea will kick off Pima County Public Library’s Nuestras Raíces celebration of Mexican-American authors, arts and culture at the fourth annual Tucson Festival of Books on March 10-11.
Nuestras Raices also will have a craft area where authors and library staff will assist in creating calaveras, maracas and other items.
Urrea will introduce his new novel, “Queen of America,” the much-anticipated sequel to his best-selling novel, “The Hummingbird’s Daughter,” at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, in the Nuestras Raíces tent on the University of Arizona Mall, west of North Campbell Avenue at East Third Street.

Admission and parking are free both days of the festival.
Other authors appearing at the Nuestras Raíces tent (and their works) include:
·         Liza Bakewell, “Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun”
·         René Colato Laínez, “The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez”
·         Aaron Michael Morales, “Drowning Tucson”
·         Patrisia Gonzales, “Red Medicine”
·         Fany Gerson, “My Sweet Mexico”
·         Edna San Miguel, “Mission San Xavier: A Story of Saints and Angels, Art and Artists"

The winners and participants in the Fourth Annual Nuestras Raíces Youth Mariachi Contest will be celebrated at the tent on Saturday afternoon.

Nuestras Raíces also will have a craft area where authors and library staff will assist in creating calaveras, maracas and other items.  (See the attached schedule of Nuestras Raíces events.)
In addition to the participating authors, Pima County Public Library partnered with Friends of the Pima County Public Library, REFORMA Tucson, CRIZMAC Art & Cultural Education Materials Inc., and Las Comadres para las Americas on these festival offerings.

For more information about Nuestras Raíces or Pima County Public Library, including branch locations, schedules, news and events, go to

Marissa Alcorta, Librarian
Mission Branch Library
(520) 594-5334
English language media
Elizabeth Soltero, Librarian
Eckstrom-Columbus Branch
(520) 594-5285
Spanish language media
Guadalupe Guerrero, Librarian
Mission Branch Library
(520) 594-5334



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