Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Alma Flor Ada (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

Island Treasures
The author of My Name Is María Isabel offers an inspiring look at her childhood in Cuba in this collection that includes Where the Flame Trees Bloom, Under the Royal Palms, five new stories, and more.

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.

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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.

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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!

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UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Alma Flor Ada & Gabriel M. Zubizarreta (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

Love, Amalia
Amalia deals with loss while learning about love and her cultural heritage in this tender tale from acclaimed authors Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta.

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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.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1004
Description :

This One Summer
Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. t's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

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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.

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

At Wolf Ranch
Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men. After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Grace Mattioli (Grace Mattioli) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3443
Description :

Olive Branches Don't Grow on Trees; Discovery of an Eagle
The first two books in a trilogy about the Greco’s-a quirky, New Jersey Italian family.

Olive Branches Don't Grow On Trees tells of middle child, Silvia and her journey to unite her feuding family. It's filled with humor, insight and unforgettable characters! Best of 2012, Suspense Magazine.

Discovery of an Eagle is the story of a cross country journey. Readers will feel that they are along on the ride in this soulful road story as lovable characters explore a vividly painted American landscape, encounter a cast of colorful characters and discover what it takes to be truly happy.

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.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Catherine Linka (Macmillan Adult) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1009
Description :

A Girl Undone
On the run with deadly government secrets, Avie must decide if she can live up to her name and truly become fearless for the cause or if it's better to just give in.

The sequel and explosive conclusion to A Girl Called Fearless.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
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. 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
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: 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 - 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 - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Christinia Cheung (Hands-on-Prints) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3632
Description :

Around the World from A to Z
"Around the World from A to Z" is a brain-based alphabet book with sand-covered letters that allow children to create a tactile connection with the letters. The facing page also contains an acrostic poem (to be read by adults) that links the letter with an activity and with a famous site.

The book is also based on the notion that it is never too early to learn to be part of the larger world, and that thoughtful thinkers are aware and appreciative of the wider community of cultures and diversity of landscapes that we call Earth.

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
9:15am - 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: Neal Shusterman (Perma-Bound Books ) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1112
Description :

Challenger Deep
As he struggles with schizophrenia, a teenage boy believes he is on a journey to reach the bottom of Challenger Deep, the deepest place on Earth.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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