Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Monday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Joshua Davis with Rick Jacobs and David Thomson - President Christine Lind Hage's Program—From Cover to Screen — Books to Movies Author Event, Presidents program, Speaker Series Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 305
Description :

Joshua Davis, author of “Spare Parts,” will be joined by producer Rick Jacobs and esteemed film critic David Thomson to talk about the writing of the book, the creation of the movie and how movies are judged and reviewed. Attendees will also view a trailer for the film version, starring George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marissa Tomei. “Spare Parts” is about four undocumented Mexican teenagers overcoming all odds to win a high-tech underwater robot competition against teams from elite universities, and has been called a “triumphant read” by the Toronto Star and “a great American story” by the Washington Post.

Sponsored by Macmillan and Random House

Monday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: A. E. 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
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Carlos Melendrez (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

America Don't You Know Me? I'm Your Native Son: Geronimo
This book is non-fiction. This story of Geronimo, reveals information that allows us to understand why Geronimo, America’s most famous warrior, continues to impact cultures throughout the world. Learn why Americas’ conflicted psyche continues to view him as our most revered yet reviled warrior.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Donald Crews (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

Freight Train
Presented in blocks of brilliant colors, the multihued train in this Caldecott Honor book undertakes a dazzling journey before disappearing from the final page. From the 2015 Wilder Award Winner, Donald Crews.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Ginny Rorby (Scholastic) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3224
Description :

How to Speak Dolphin
Grades 3-5

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

The Wrong Man
New York Times bestselling author of EYES ON YOU and THE SIXES delivers a compelling thriller of mistaken identity and psychological suspense about an accomplished career woman who thinks she’s met the man of her dreams—but instead he turns out to be her worst nightmare

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

The National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory
Your guide to nearly a billion dollars worth of scholarships. The book also includes articles on how to succeed in college, find the right career for you, and great insights from 70 leaders.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Lauren Castillo (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1127
Description :

Nana in the City
In this magical, Caldecott Honor picture book, a young boy visits his nana and is frightened to find that the city where she lives is filled with noise and crowds and scary things. Then his Nana makes him a special cape to help him be brave, and soon the everyday sights and sounds of the city are not scary, but wonderful.

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

Creando Puentes de Comprension - Mi Conquista por la Unidad y la Paz
Non-Fiction in Spanish. This is a fascinating story of a passionate and warm-hearted woman determined to live her dream and learn all from the world around her. It will inspire and encourage you to be true to your vision and give back in full measure.

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

The Distance Between Us
Award Winning Author from the International Latino Book Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Tim Federle (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

Five, Six, Seven, Nate!
Encore! Nate Foster’s Broadway dreams are finally coming true in this sequel to Better Nate Than Ever that Publishers Weekly calls a “funny, tender coming-of-age story.” A 2015 Odyssey Honor!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Tricia Stirling (Scholastic) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3224
Description :

When My Heart Was Wicked
Young Adult

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 - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Dan Santat (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1219
Description :

The Adventures of Beekle
Winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Icy Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3738
Description :

Daddy, My Favorite Guy
It is a beautiful and poignant reassurance of a father’s unconditional love. Daddy cooks, cleans, reads, and plays with his children. He is funny, caring, and understanding. This heartfelt story is told in four rhyming bilingual editions – Eng/Spanish, Eng/Chinese, Eng/Arabic and Eng/Nepali.

Winners of the International Latino Book Awards in the Best Poetry Book and Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book categories, Mom’s Choice Gold Award in Bilingual Children’s Picture Books and Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award in Preschool Picture Book.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 12:00pm
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 - 12:00pm
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 - 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.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Michael Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3738
Description :

My Ducky Buddy
With fun rhyming text and warm illustrations, this buoyant story 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. Available in four rhyming bilingual editions – Eng/ Spanish, Eng/Chinese, Eng/Arabic and Eng/Nepali.

Award winners of the International Latino Book Award, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Mom’s Choice Award and the Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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