Meet ClaraBelle Blue

ClaraBelle Blue is loosely inspired by Adiba Nelson's daughter Emory. 

If you're looking to add Tucson to your reading list, here are some suggestions.

100 Things to Do in Tucson Before You Die — By Clark Norton 

Abecedario del Sur — By Alex! Jimenez

A Children's Bible — By Lydia Millet

Ain't That a Mother: Postpartum, Palsy, and Everything in Between" — by Adiba Nelson

Beautiful Little Fools: A Novel — By Jillian Cantor

Black Love Matters: Real Talk on Romance, Being Seen, and Happily Ever Afters — edited by Jessica P. Pryde

Desert Dwellers Flash Cards — By Julie Originals

A Desert Feast: Celebrating Tucson's Culinary Heritage — By Carolyn Niethammer

The Desert Smells Like Rain — By Gary Paul Nabhan 

Dinosaurs on the Moon — By Tolland Books, Zachary Strobel, Miranda Strobel, Chris Sobieniak

El Charro Cafe: The Tastes and Traditions of Tucson — by Carlotta Flores

From Dunbar to Destiny: One Woman's Journey Through Desegregation and Beyond — By Shirley R. Sprinkles

Girl in Pieces — by Kathleen Glasgow 

Half Life — By Jillian Cantor

In the Shadows of the Freeway: Growing Up Brown & Queer — by Lydia R. Otero

La Voz de M.A.Y.O: Tata Rambo Vol.1 — By Henry Barajas

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border — By Francisco Cantú

The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard — By John Birdsall

Someone Like Me: An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy — By John W. Quinn

Sowing the Seeds of Change: The Story of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona — by Seth Schindler

Meet ClaraBelle Blue — By Adiba Nelson

The Nature of Desert Nature — By Gary Paul Nabhan

Notitas: Select Columns from the Tucson Citizen — By Alva B. Torres

Tucson Hiking Guide — By Betty Leavengood

Neon Words: 10 Brilliant Ways to Light Up Your Writing — By Marjorie White Pellegrino and Kay Sather

Secret Tucson: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure — by Clark Norton 

Squirrels of the Sonoran Desert — Elaine A. Powers

The Sting of the Wild — By Justin O. Schmidt

Taste of Tucson — By Jackie Alpers

The Three Little Javelinas — By Susan Lowell

When It Rains — Edited by Ofelia Zepeda 

Become a #ThisIsTucson member! Your contribution helps our team bring you stories that keep you connected to the community. Become a member today.