Meet Toni Buzzeo, author of the children's book One Cool Friend at the University of Michigan-Dearborn's Mardigian Library Saturday, November 22, 2014.

Hear author Toni Buzzeo talk about the process of writing children's books, including her 2013 Caldecott Honor Book, One Cool Friend. Students can attend breakout sessions focused on writing, while adults learn tips for supporting children's writing development. Young authors will read their winning contest entries aloud to the audience. A selection of Toni's books will be available for sale. Toni will sign books at the end of the festival. Art © 2012 by David Small

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Young Authors' Festival Agenda

Young Authors' Festival Breakout Sessions

Registration can be found here. The event is FREE and open to the public.

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Young Authors' Festival Writing Contest

In the book One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo, Elliot comes home with a very special friend after a trip to the aquarium. Students in 3rd-5th grades are encouraged to enter an original poem, story, or essay focused on friendship.

Everyone is invited to attend the Young Authors' Festival on Saturday, November 22, 2014. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Have questions or need special accommodations? Please contact Sue Flannery at or (313) 593-5236. Anyone requiring accommodations under the provisions of the ADA should contact us prior to November 1, 2014 to allow time for arrangements to be made.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakers' views.