Authors Luncheon


Libraries, Ltd. Spring Authors’ Luncheon was held on April 30th, 2016, in the Student Union at the University of Arizona. Authors in attendance , pictured below, are all previous winners of the Judy Goddard Award for Children’ s or Young Adult Literature.


Award-winning authors, left to right: Debby Buchanan, Ken Buchanan,  Brooke Bessesen, Conrad Storad, Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, Joan Sandin, Robin Brande, Marge Pellegrino, Barbara Gowan, Guy Porfirio.


Registration, exhibits, and display of Judy Goddard Award-winning books.



Libraries, Ltd. Board Members in attendance.  left to right: Marsie Habib, Barbara Salazar, Elena D’Autremont, Toby Smitt, Susan Sullivan, Marilyn Ludwig, Susie Simmons, Jan Anderson.


Ken and Debby Buchanan talk about collaboration in the writing of their books.


Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford displays her latest book, Mi Tata’s Remedies.


Barbara Gowan describes her work in the Lake Titicaca Literacy Project, sharing books with children in the floating islands of Peru.


Joan Sandin talks about her 1981 book, The Long Way to a New Land.  The government of Sweden is reprinting this book, to help refugee children who are currently resettling in Sweden.


Authors, members, and guests enjoy socializing and book browsing following the luncheon.

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