Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lucha Corpi (Arte Público Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1218
Description :

Palabras de mediodía / Noon Words
Written in Spanish and expertly translated, this pioneering collection of lyrical poems established Lucha Corpi as a major figure in Mexican American literature.

Corpi is the first of the Mexican-American poets to explore through deeply personal and intimate feelings potentially explosive political topics, transculturation, the role of women and her commitment to social change.

Well steeped in the literary tradition of Juana de Ibarbourou and Pablo Neruda, Corpi's poetry successfully portrays the magic of her childhood in tropical Veracruz and the challenges of modern life in San Luis Potosi and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 26 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Floyd Cooper (Capstone) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3118
Description :

Juneteenth for Maize
Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history — the day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth. This beautiful story by award-winning author and illustrator Floyd Cooper will captivate both children and adults.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Diversity Dynamism: Mixing Resources and Making Connections Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
2000 (W)
Description :

This program weaves together the perspective of scholars, authors, and practitioners in examining how “young people learn best when that learning is connected to their passions, desires, and interests.” Professors Sylvia Vardell and Antero Garcia, librarian Marianne Follis, and authors Janet Wong, Margarita Engle, and Lesléa Newman, will discuss how diversity is the key—in literature, media, and programming and in embracing and exploring questions of cultural and sexual identity.

Saturday, June 27 - 4:00pm

4:15pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Estelle Laure (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1127
Description :

This Raging Light
Her dad went crazy. Her mom left town. She has bills to pay and a little sister to look after. Now is not the time for level-headed seventeen-year-old Lucille to fall in love. But love—messy, inconvenient love—is what she’s about to experience when she falls for Digby Jones, her best friend’s brother.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: James Bradberry (ALA Publishing) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

The Power of Play: Designing Early Learning Spaces
Don’t simply accommodate families with young children—draw them in and make your library a destination! In this hands-on guide, an early childhood specialist, a designer, and an outreach librarian take you step-by-step through the process of designing an early learning space that fits your space limitations and budget.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kip Noschese (Three Lanterns) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 142
Description :

Otto & the Grand Prix Bees
Otto is a bear with a unique talent for racing cars. It's a talent that requires drivers to be fearless. Otto has only one fear. BEES! When he crosses paths with some very smart bees that love racing as much as he does, he might need to overcome his fear if he wants to win.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Belinda Vasquez Garcia (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

The Witch Narratives Reincarnation (Land of Enchantment #1)
Award Winning Author from the International Latino Book Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
CANCELLED: Book Talk with Al Kagan Author Event Moscone Convention Center
274 (S)
Description :

Come discuss Al's new book "Progressive Library Organizations: A Worldwide History".

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Helen Foster James & Virginia Shin-Mui Loh (Sleeping Bear Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3117
Description :

Paper Son
In 1926, 12-year-old Fu Lee lives with his grandparents in a small village in China. Before his parents died, they spent all of their money buying a "paper son slot" for Lee to go to America. Being a "paper son" means pretending to be the son of a family already in America. If he goes, he will have the chance for a better life, but first he must pass the test at Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco. If Lee makes even a single mistake, he could be sent back to China.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 26 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Tom Angleberger & John Hendrix (Abrams Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1022
Description :

McToad Mows Tiny Island
McToad likes Thursdays. Why? Because on every other day of the week, McToad mows Big Island, but on Thursdays, McToad mows Tiny Island. From master storyteller Tom Angleberger and celebrated illustrator John Hendrix comes this playful narrative that treasures the journey over the destination, with lots of planes, trains, and automobiles to boot.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: M. P. Cooley (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3101
Description :

Flame Out
June Lyons, the former FBI-agent-turned-small-town-cop introduced in the acclaimed ICE SHEAR must solve two connected cases whose roots stretch back decades in time—and dangerously touch the lives of those closest to her.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Kate Moore (Romance Writers of America) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3142
Description :

Ring of Truth
A trilogy of fast-paced contemporary romances set in San Francisco.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
First Author, First Book Author Event Moscone Convention Center
232-234 (S)
Description :

Debut authors will speak about their books and writing experiences during this popular annual author panel. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program - your chance to get a signed first edition or ARC from tomorrow's literary star! Authors include Scott Sherman, Val Brelinski, Kim van Alkemade, and Andrew Roe. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert. Learn more about these authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/authorevents/firstau....

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Robert Wachter (McGraw-Hill Education) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 912
Description :

The Digital Doctor
Computers and data are changing the work of doctors, the experience of patients, and the world of healthcare organizations. THE DIGITAL DOCTOR looks at the mystique of healthcare data, the convergence of IT and medicine, and the harm it has the potential to cause. It also offers offer solutions: what can patients, doctors, hospitals, computer manufacturers, and the government do to ensure that healthcare systems, hospitals, and doctors actually deliver on the promise to make healthcare better, safer, and cheaper.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Andrea Beaty & Dan Santat (Abrams Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1022
Description :

Fluffy Bunnies 2: The Schnoz of Doom
Seriously funny New York Times bestselling author Andrea Beaty raises the stakes in this sequel to her zany, pulpy sci-fi farce. And, not to use Famous Last Words, but with illustrations by the great Dan Santat (The Guild of Geniuses, Sidekicks), what could possibly go wrong?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Linda Bailey & Colin Jack (Tundra Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3032
Description :

If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur
There are oodles of uses for a dinosaur -- from a fine umbrella to an excellent kite and a dandy pillow, not to mention a reliable burglar alarm and the perfect excuse to forget your homework. This delightfully absurd exploration of the domestic uses of dinosaurs -- and the things dinos just aren't good for at all -- is guaranteed to tickle funny bones and spark imaginations. If you read carefully, you'll learn how to make your dinosaur last a very long time.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Janet Breceda Wright (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

The Audacious Little Princesses
Award Winning Author from the International Latino Book Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
AAP/LibraryReads Mystery Authors' Panel Author Event, Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
122 (N)
Description :

Join the AAP and LibraryReads for a Mystery Authors' Panel and hear from five exciting new authors, sponsored by the AAP Library Marketing Committee. Authors include:

• John Katzenbach, author of The Dead Student (Mysterious Press)
• Cara Black, author of Murder on the Champ de Mars (Soho Crime)
• Kate White, author of The Wrong Man (Harper Paperbacks)
• Keith McCafferty, author of Crazy Mountain Kiss (Viking)
• Allison Brennan, author of Compulsion (Minotaur Books/Macmillan)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Anita Silvey (National Geographic) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3025
Description :

Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall
Explore the amazing life of renowned scientist Dr. Jane Goodall with a comprehensive and breath-taking new photographic biography from award-winning author Anita Silvey. Follow Jane's early childhood passion for wild creatures to her groundbreaking discoveries with chimpanzees in Africa, to her important wildlife activism today.

Teeming with archival photos, pages from Jane's own notebooks, field notes, resources, and more; this is the most up-to-date biography of Goodall available for children today.

100 complimentary copies available.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Bethanie Deeney Murguia (Little Bee Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1101
Description :

Cockatoo, Too
Two cockatoos meet two more cockatoos in tutus and two tutued toucans. And then two more! Can they all can-can? They can! The cockatoos and toucans join together for a dance and ask the reader: "Can you can-can too?” This book combines fantastically funny wordplay 
with lush, vibrant illustrations that will make readers want 
to can-can along!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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