Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Sunday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Valerie Tripp (Skyhorse / Sky Pony Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1340
Description :

Boys Camp: Zee's Story
Will and Zee are best friends and the funniest guys at camp. At first all the mischief they cause is a big success, but when they set out to find the secret location of Hidden Falls, their friendship blows up.

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

Calling Him Dad
The story of a ten-year-old Latina who finally meets her Anglo father and learns to love him as they sail together through the San Juan Islands.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:45pm
Meet the Authors: Jonathan Case (Dark Horse Comics) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 0221
Description :

The New Deal
The Waldorf Astoria is the classiest hotel along the Manhattan skyline in 1930s New York City. When a charming woman named Nina checks in with an entourage, young Frank, a bellhop, and Theresa, a maid, get caught up in a series of mysterious thefts. The stakes quickly grow perilous, and the pair must rely on each other to discover the truth while navigating delicate class politics.Eisner Award-winning artist Jonathan Case (Green River Killer, Dear Creature) writes and draws this brilliant graphic novel of petty crime and vast heart in a story that speaks to class, race, and gender barriers.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Brian Selznick (Scholastic) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3224
Description :

The Marvels
Grades 3-7

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: J. L. Powers (Independent Publishers Group / Allen & Unwin) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1441
Description :

Amina, Through My Eyes
A moving, fictional account of one child's life in a conflict zone in Mogadishu, Somalia. Amina's world is shattered when government forces come to arrest her father because his art has been officially censored and rebel forces kidnap her brother, forcing him to become a soldier in Somalia's brutal ongoing war. Feeling vulnerable and abandoned, Amina secretly begins to create her own artwork in the streets to give herself a sense of hope. Her artwork quickly surges in popularity, providing a voice for people all over the city who long for a brighter, more stable future.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Dorothy Stoltz & Marisa Conner (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
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
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Jeania Kimbrough (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

Luz, Rebound
A coming home story about a girl rebounding from a foreign exchange and lost romance.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kwame Alexander (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

He Said, She Said
Omar “T-Diddy” Smalls has a reputation of being a lady-killer, until he meets the one girl he can’t get: Claudia, an academic beauty, who is bored by him. But thanks to budget cuts at school, Claudia and T-Diddy come together--first with a bit of flirtation while planning a student protest through Facebook and Twitter, then as lovers, and finally as friends whose decisions will change their lives forever.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Sandra Swenson (Central Recovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1303
Description :

The Joey Song: A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction
The Joey Song illuminates the hard truth—sometimes addicts don't recover. However, with love and faith, their families can. This is the poignant story of a defiant addict and the mother who won't give up on him. She finally realizes that it hurts more to hang on than to let go, and that letting go is not the same thing as giving up. Sandra Swenson beautifully orchestrates a mother's lessons of love and loss, while surviving her son's addiction. Despairing parents of addicts will find comfort in this stark, yet hopeful tale.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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".

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....

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Alicia Alarcon (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Revancha en Los Angeles
Fiction based on a true story/ The book is in Spanish. This book talks about the tormented relationship between two brothers. One that belongs to a guerrilla movement in one country in Latinoamerica and his brother who was part of the army.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Amber Butler Lannon & Sara Holder (Association of College and Research Libraries) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2108
Description :

Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic Libraries
This 14 chapter volume explores all aspects of library consolidation through commentary, research, and case studies written by librarians with experience navigating these events. Individual chapters address either the entire process of a consolidation or closure, multiple aspects of one or more experiences, or one aspect that is particularly important such as communicating with faculty or using data to make decisions about collections.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Annie Pérez (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Clay Hills and Mud Pies
Award Winning Author from the International Latino Book Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Cece Bell & David Lasky (Abrams Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1022
Description :

El Deafo
A 2015 Newbery Honor Book. Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—and very awkward—hearing aid.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Chef Gilberto Cetina (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Sabores yucatecos: Un recorrido culinario a Yucatán
This beautifully illustrated cookbook in Spanish focuses on the foods of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. This region offers foods with an allure that matches the mystique of the ancient Maya. Readers will be fascinated by what they discover about the Yucatán, its culture and its cuisine.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Chris Giarrusso (Andrews McMeel) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1136
Description :

G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins
In a world filled with superheroes, how can a regular kid like Mikey G stand out? And more important, how can he get superpowers of his own? Find out in this first book in a new illustrated novel series based on Chris Giarrusso’s popular G-Man graphic novels, winners of a 2014 Kids Revolution Award for Favorite Graphic Novel. Readers will laugh along as Mikey’s journal entries and hilarious comics chronicle his epic quest to become awesome… just like everyone else.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Denys Cazet (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327-1328
Description :

Minnie & Moo: Hooves of Fire
When the animals on the farm hold a talent show, it turns into a spectacle of magic, drama, and comedy with Denys Cazet's pitch-perfect fourth-grade humor.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Elizabeth Briggs (Romance Writers of America) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3142
Description :

More than Music
Two rock stars trying to win it big on reality TV. One secret romance that might ruin it all.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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