Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jacqueline Woodson (Children's Plus, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3039
Description :

Brown Girl Dreaming
In this 2015 Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King winning book, Woodson shares, through beautiful poetry, what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South.

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Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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.

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

Birth of a New J: A Cathartic Memoir
This raw non-fiction work delves into a woman's toxic relationships, costly mistakes and infertility. Filled with cringing honesty, humor, and interwoven medical twists that serve as lessons on surviving the changing landscape of life. A hand-led journey through heartache, self-discovery and acceptance.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Laura Dave (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

Eight Hundred Grapes
Have a glass of wine on us! A breakout novel from an author who “positively shines with wisdom and intelligence” (Jonathan Tropper, This Is Where I leave You). “Laura Dave writes with humor and insight about relationships in all their complexity, whether she's describing siblings or fiancés or a couple long-married. Eight Hundred Grapes is a captivating story about the power of family, the limitations of love, and what becomes of a life’s work” (J. Courtney Sullivan, Maine).

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UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: M. T. Anderson (Candlewick Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3316
Description :

Symphony for the City of the Dead
National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson delivers a brilliant and riveting account of the Siege of Leningrad and the role played by Russian composer Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Margarita Engle (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1127
Description :

Drum Dream Girl
In this picture book bursting with vibrance and rhythm, a girl dreams of playing the drums in 1930s Cuba, when the music-filled island had a taboo against female drummers.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Michael Wombacher (New World Library) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327-1328
Description :

Good Dog, Happy Baby
For years dog trainer Michael Wombacher has worked with expecting dog owners to prevent problems between dogs and children. In Good Dog, Happy Baby, Wombacher lays out a twelve-step process that will give families the skills they need to navigate this new era of their lives.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Pamela S. Turner & Gareth Hinds (Charlesbridge) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3116
Description :

Samurai Rising
This epic tale of warriors and bravery, rebellion and revenge, reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history. A real-life "Game of Thrones."

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UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Paul O. Zelinsky (Mackin Educational Resources) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1403
Description :

Toys Come Home
When a little girl gets a plush stingray for her birthday, it makes friends with some of her other toys as they all try to navigate in the world of real people.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Robbie Kellman Baxter (McGraw-Hill Education) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 912
Description :

The Membership Economy
The Membership Economy shows how nimble companies that have developed a Membership Model are thriving. Companies including those that rent, lend or offer unlimited or premium access instead of just "ownership," have the opportunity to leapfrog industry leaders. In terms of strategic business models, this is one that allows for breakthrough growth. The book also explores how industry leaders like Disney, Weight Watchers, and Pandora are radically rethinking how they provide value to their customers.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Best of the Best AAUP (AASL) Author Event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Club Room
Description :

University presses represent an often-undiscovered gold mine of resources for school and public libraries. Hear the authors of two university press titles—Rose Eichenbaum, author of “The Director Within: Storytellers of Stage and Screen” published by Wesleyan , and Lee Wilson, author of “Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway” published by University Press of Florida—discuss their works. Also, three librarians from AASL and RUSA/CODES will present titles they selected as "the best" university press titles this year.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Lemony Snicket (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1219
Description :

Shouldn't You Be in School?
The third book in Lemony Snicket's New York Times bestselling mystery series All The Wrong Questions.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Leslie Rupley (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

Beyond the Silk Mills
Historically rich Jewish immigrant saga of love, obsession, and regret, echoes early 20th century NJ. Ages 14 to adult.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sarah Lynn (Blue Apple Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1315
Description :

The Boulder Brothers: Meet Mo and Jo
Mo and Jo, aka the Boulder Brothers, join JUMP-INTO-CHAPTERS with a series of pre-hysterical escapades. In the first chapter, Me Stink?, something’s smelly! Is it Jo? Is it Mo? Is it both? Hide and Peek, Chapter 2, has Jo teaching Mo how to play his favorite game. But does Mo really not understand the rules? Or is he a peek-and-cheater? And who will have the best ideas for warming up in Me Cold!? Will a prehistoric beastie mind when they try to borrow some fur?

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UNO
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Cathy Camper (Chronicle Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3124
Description :

Lowriders in Space
Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team’s favorite cars of all are low riders! The stars align when a contest for the best car around offers a prize of a trunkful of cash—just what the team needs to open their own shop! But how can they turn their junker into a winner? The story—full of Spanish, science, and friendship—will delight readers eager and reluctant alike. A glossary at the back provides definitions for Spanish and science terms.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Christopher Myers (Holiday House) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1203
Description :

Jazz
A Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration Honor Book. From bebop to New Orleans, from ragtime to boogie, and every style in between, this collection of Walter Dean Myers's energetic and engaging poems, accompanied by Christopher Myers's bright and exhilarating paintings, celebrates different styles of the American art form, jazz. Includes a time line and jazz glossary.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Jandy Nelson (Perma-Bound Books ) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1112
Description :

I'll Give You the Sun
A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Linda Joy Singleton (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1204
Description :

Curious Cat Spy Club
Kelsey, Becca, and Leo have nothing in common--until they rescue three kittens and form the Curious Cat Spy Club. Now they solve animal capers with cool spy tech and sleuth savvy. There are two books so far in this middle-grade series! Linda will be signing hardcovers of book 1, and galleys will be available for book 2--The Mystery of the Zorse's Mask.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Ellen Oh (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

King
A sweeping fantasy adventure, KING is the epic conclusion to the Prophecy Trilogy! Exciting, romantic, and action-packed, with a strong, fabulous female protagonist, and based on Korean history and myths.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Karen Barnett (Abingdon Press / Ingram Publishing Services Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1239
Description :

Beyond the Ashes: The Golden Gate Chronicles - Book 2
Where better to rebuild than in 1906 San Francisco, a city rising from the ashes? Ruby Marshall, a young widow, is certain she'll discover new purpose assisting her brother Robert with his cancer research, but she doesn't anticipate finding love. Dr. Gerald Larkspur’s home is overflowing with extended family and friends left homeless by the earthquake. When Ruby arrives, the close quarters seem close indeed. Ruby and Gerald's fledgling romance is put at risk when Gerald develops symptoms of the very disease they're striving to cure. Is it worth a second chance at love when time might be short?

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UNO
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