Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Mac Barnett & Christian Robinson (Chronicle Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3124
Description :

Telephone, Leo
Telephone: This uproarious interpretation of a favorite children’s game will get everyone giggling and is sure to lead to countless rereads.

Leo: This charming tale of friendship is destined to become a modern classic that will resonate for years to come.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Victor González (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Insurgency: 1968 Aztec Walkout
Award Winning Author from the International Latino Book Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Qin Leng (Groundwood Books / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327
Description :

Norman, Speak!
The comical yet thought-provoking story of a boy and his family who adopt a dog that just can’t seem to learn the things other dogs do. Overwhelmed by dogs in need at their local animal shelter, a young boy chooses Norman, the stray that’s been there the longest. But, upon bringing him home, the family quickly learns that Norman won’t respond to commands or even his own name. During a chance encounter with another dog owner in the park, the family is very surprised to learn the reason for Norman’s confusion; he “speaks” Chinese instead of English!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Steven Pressman (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3101
Description :

50 Children
50 Children is the astonishing and inspiring true story of the 1939 rescue mission of fifty Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America—the single largest group of children allowed into the United States during that period.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Mo Willems & Tony DiTerlizzi (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1028
Description :

The Story of Diva and Flea
A small yet brave dog, Diva, and an adventurous cat named Flea, become two unlikely friends in this touching, sweet and humorous story about the joys of new experiences.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Jorge Armenteros (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

The Book of I
A bold and lyrical novel about the inner turmoil of a schizophrenic painter that finds himself at the edge of a cliff. Written by a psychiatrist, the novel explores the real/unreal divide and the confines of human nature through the distorted lens the painter provides.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Carol Lynch Williams (Blink) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3111
Description :

Never Said
Fifteen-year-old fraternal twins Annie and Sarah are sisters, but that is where their interaction ends. Then Annie begins to withdraw from the family, forcing Sarah to investigate why—and the abuse she uncovers changes their relationship forever.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Cecilia M. Fernandez (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Leaving Little Havana: A Memoir of Miami's Cuban Ghetto
The memoir tells the story of a girl uprooted from her comfortable Cuban home and dropped in a low-income Miami neighborhood after a communist revolution. Neglected by her philandering father and mentally ill mother, she struggles to find a place of her own in America.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Marco A. Vasquez (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Steven Isn't Normal
This novel revolves around Steven, a misfit that has been labeled a retard by a society that ignores its own idiosyncrasies, condemning Steven to absurdity. This absurdity is exemplified by Steven’s determination to fulfill his quest: matricide--all the while revealing Steven’s chaotic family history.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Monica Brown (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1219
Description :

Lola Levine Is Not Mean!
A new chapter book series starring Lola Levine, a biracial, bicultural second grader by acclaimed author Monica Brown.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Sheila Grau (Abrams Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1022
Description :

Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions: Book 1
Welcome to Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions, the premier trainer of minions for Evil Overlords everywhere. No student is prouder to be at Dr. Critchlore’s than Runt Higgins, a twelve-year-old werewolf.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 9:30am
Meet the Authors: Mary Pat Kelly (Tor/Forge Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1013
Description :

Of Irish Blood
"Inspired by the life of the author's (Galway Bay) great-aunt, Nora's story is a broad sweeping historical saga; what sets it apart from other novels about the Irish War of Independence is its feisty character development, feminist viewpoint, and excellent writing." -Library Journal, starred review

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Michael Smith (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

My Ducky Buddy
An International Latino Book award winner, this fun bilingual English and Spanish rhyming children’s book goes to the heart of what being a kid is all about. A story of love and friendship between a boy and his rubber ducky.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 9:30am
Meet the Authors: Mark Langan (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

Busting Bad Guys: My True Crime Stories of Bookies, Drug Dealers and Ladies of the Night
Retired Undercover Narcotics Cop shares true crime stories about working the seamier sides of Omaha.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Icy Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3738
Description :

Mystery of the Giant Masks of Sanxingdui
This unprecedented children’s story offers a glimpse into the lost civilization of Sanxingdui, an ancient city in China over 3,000 years ago. It is a story about tradition, honor, art and respect, revealing the people’s collective sacrifice for peace. In 1986, the epic discovery of the monumental bronzes in Sanxingdui was acknowledged as the “ninth wonder of the ancient world.” The artifacts unearthed are as old as the Pyramids of Egypt and reveal an advanced and civilized society in Sanxingdui. The ancient history of China is being rewritten as the ongoing excavation of Sanxingdui continues. 2015 Skipping Stones Honor Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Melissa Bowles-Terry & Cass Kvenild (Association of College and Research Libraries) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2108
Description :

Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians
This book addresses the instruction librarian’s need to quickly and meaningfully assess student knowledge and understanding of concepts while in the classroom. We provide a rationale for using classroom assessment techniques in library instruction and a collection of library-specific classroom assessment tools in several categories, including assessing prior knowledge and recall, skill in analysis, and skill in application.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Icy Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3738
Description :

Three Years and Eight Months
Based on true events during World War II, the book tells a compelling journey of hardships and human endurance of ordinary people in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation. A 10-year-old Chinese American boy secretly joins the Chinese war resistance group to help save the lives of thousands of prisoners of war, as well as allied forces. Historical notes and photographs documenting the Japanese occupation included.

A recipient of 14 national book awards including 2014 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award Gold Winner; Chinese American Librarians Association Best Book Award; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Rene Colato Lainez (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

¡Juguemos al Fútbol y al Football!
Carlos is not sure that football can be played with an oval-shaped ball. Chris is not sure that it can be played with a round ball. It may not be a good idea to play with a kid who is so different. He doesn’t even know how to play this game! Wait. It looks kind of fun…Let’s give it a try! Enjoy and celebrate the encounter of two cultures through their favorite sports!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:15am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Floyd Cooper (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1020
Description :

Ira's Shakespeare Dream
A picture book biography of Ira Aldridge, an African American actor who overcame racism to become one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of the nineteenth century.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Kari Kampakis (HarperCollins Publishing) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3110
Description :

10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know
When Kari Kampakis wrote a blog post in July 2013 titled "10 Truths Young Girls Should Know," the post went viral and was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook. Her messages struck a chord with moms and dads across the country. This nonfiction book for teen girls expands on these ten truths and can reach the hearts of both moms and daughters.

Teen girls deal daily with cliques, bullying, rejection, and social media nightmares. Kari Kampakis wants girls to know that they don't have to compromise their integrity and future to find love, acceptance, and security.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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