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Saturday, June 27 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Executive Board Meeting (UNITED) [Closed] Committee meeting Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Yosemite C
Description :

Executive Board Meeting (UNITED)

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Hale Bradt (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

Wilber's War, A Trilogy: An American Family's Journey through World War II
Intimate battlefield letters from Pacific battlefields 1942–45, a tragic suicide, and a reshaped family. A son’s story. Publication date: V-J Day, 8/14/15.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Meet the Authors: Jennifer Torres (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1020
Description :

Finding the Music / En pos de la música
When Reyna accidentally breaks Abuelito’s vihuela—a small guitar-like instrument—she ventures out into the neighborhood determined to find someone who can help her repair it.

With lively illustrations by Renato Alarcão, the tradition of mariachi music comes to life in this bilingual story. Winner of Lee & Low’s New Voices Award, Finding the Music is a heartwarming tale of family, community, and the music that brings them all together.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Sarah Vowell Speaker Series Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 305
Description :

Be among the first to hear this journalist, essayist, social commentator and New York Times bestselling author of nonfiction books on American history and culture as she talks (among other things) about her humorous and perceptive account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette. Lafayette was a general who became wildly unpopular in his native France but so beloved by Americans that George Washington considered him a son and 90,000 people showed up to cheer for him when he sailed into New York Harbor after a 30-year absence. In the forthcoming book “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States” (October 2015), Vowell offers an insightful look at a nation’s idealism and its reality through her portrait of the one Frenchman we could all agree upon.

Vowell is often referred to as a "social observer,” and her previous books include Unfamiliar Fishes, The Wordy Shipmates, Assassination Vacation, The Partly Cloudy Patriot, and essay collections Take the Cannoli and Radio On. She was a contributing editor for This American Life and an original contributor to McSweeney’s. She has been a columnist for Salon, Time and San Francisco Weekly and writes occasional essays for the opinion page of the New York Times. In addition to making numerous appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Vowell is also the voice of teen superhero Violet Parr in the Academy Award-winning animated film The Incredibles.

Sponsored by Riverhead, a division of Penguin

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Derf Backderf Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Backderf is the author of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning, national-bestseller "My Friend Dahmer". He will be representing his new novel "Trashed", an inside look at the job of a garbage collector.

Sponsored by Abrams ComicArts

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Andrea Davis Pinkney & Shane Evans (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1219
Description :

The Red Pencil
New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney's powerful verse and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist Shane W. Evans's breathtaking illustrations combine to tell an inspiring tale of one girl's triumph against all odds.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Bruce Henderson (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3101
Description :

Rescue at Los Baños
The incredible untold true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time, the 1945 Los Baños prison camp raid in the Philippines.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Connie Spittler (Independent Publishers Group / River Junction Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1441
Description :

The Erotica Book Club for Nice Ladies
A librarian with a bookmobile arrives in town to start a book club. When an ancient book of herbal cures disappears, suspicion swirls around the members. Unaware of danger, the women secretly pursue their curiosity about erotica, sipping tea infused with strange leaves grown in a gypsy garden.
Called “an intriguing, herb-seasoned page-turner” by Susan Wittig Albert, The China Bayles Mysteries, and “a fantastical romantic mystery of friendship, science, and literature” … Sally Deskins, Editor, Les Femmes Folles.
Madaline Williams, Reference Librarian, University of Nebraska/Omaha said, “Original and memorable fiction for book clubs, mystery buffs, lovers of women’s fiction.”

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Denise Chavez (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

The King and Queen of Comezón
Comezón: It’s an itch and a long-standing desire that will never be fulfilled and in this fiction book it is also a border town in New Mexico. The townspeople’s longings are powerful and their stories unfold in all manner of mystery, drama, and comic charm.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Erin Frankel & Paula Heaphy (Free Spirit Publishing) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1018
Description :

Nobody!
Thomas feels like no matter what he does, he can’t escape Kyle’s persistent bullying. At school, at soccer—nowhere feels safe! “Mom said Kyle would grow up over the summer and stop picking on me, but he didn’t grow up, he just grew.” But with support from friends, classmates, and adults, Thomas starts to feel more confident in himself and his hobbies, while Kyle learns the importance of kindness to others.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ileana Araguti (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Shattered Paradise: Memoirs of a Nicaraguan War Child
An award-winning memoir of war and inspiration. Its mesmerizing account written with literary force and heartbreaking innocence, shed light on how the human soul can prevail against the loss of childhood, family and country.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jasminne Mendez (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Island of Dreams
Utilizing both poetry and personal narrative, this nonfiction book is the journey of a young girl who struggles to form her own identity because her Dominican values conflict with her American self and all she wants to do is find a place to call home.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jill Barletti (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Dance Recital
This bilingual personalized children’s book is about a young dancer who seeks loved ones’ advice to calm her nerves. To personalize 1) Choose 1-2 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian), 2) Select characters, 3) Tailor each character’s appearance to reflect the child and her family.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jim Averback (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

One Word from Sophia
Sophia tries varied techniques to get the giraffe she wants more than anything in this playfully illustrated story about the nuances of negotiation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Julie Downing (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327-1328
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Don't Turn the Page!
Like most children, Sami the young hedgehog puts off going to bed for as long as possible. But reading a story about Little Bear's bedtime ritual inspires Sami, just as the young reader will be inspired by this soothing story and clever book-within-a-book concept. A bedtime book that both parent and child will relish reading one more time, DON'T TURN THE PAGE! features a surprise ending that reinforces the sense that it's bedtime for everyone.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kate Schatz & Miriam Klein Stahl (City Lights Publishers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1304
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Rad American Women A–Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History…and Our Future!
Like all A-Z books, this one illustrates the alphabet—but instead of "A is for Apple," A is for Angela—as in Angela Davis, the iconic political activist. B is for Billie Jean King, who shattered the glass ceiling of sports; C is for Carol Burnett, who defied assumptions about women in comedy; D is for Dolores Huerta, who organized farm workers; and E is for Ella Baker, who mentored Dr. Martin Luther King and helped shape the Civil Rights Movement. The list of great women continues, spanning several centuries, multiple professions, and 26 diverse individuals.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kelli Stanley (In the Stacks) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2525
Description :

City of Ghosts
Kelli Stanley is a critically-acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of crime fiction (novels and short stories). She makes her home in Dashiell Hammett’s San Francisco, a city she loves to write about.

Kelli is best known for the Miranda Corbie series of historical noir novels and short stories set in 1940 San Francisco.

CITY OF GHOSTS, the third in the series, was published in 2014 by Minotaur Books to glowing reviews in the Wall Street Journal and Associated Press, and was a Bruce Alexander Award finalist.

More at http://kellistanley.com/

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kirk Whisler (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

The National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory
Your guide to nearly a billion dollars worth of scholarships. The book also includes articles on how to succeed in college, find the right career for you, and great insights from 70 leaders.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lucy Sanna (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3101
Description :

The Cherry Harvest
A memorable coming of age story exploring a hidden side of the home front during World War II, in which a Wisconsin farm community invites Nazi POWs to work the local orchards...with consequences no one could have imagined.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Maceo Montoya (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

The Deportation of Wopper Barraza
Award Winning Author from the International Latino Book Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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