Author Event Sessions

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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.

Sponsors :
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

Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Mary Monroe (Kensington Publishing) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1444
Description :

Bad Blood
In her page-turning stories, New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe creates an irresistible blend of humor, drama and unexpected twists. In Bad Blood, a new standalone novel, she delivers her most surprising, thought-provoking tale yet – of family loyalty, betrayal and sweet revenge…

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sarah Rafael Garcia (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Barrio Writers 5th Edition
The anthology is an educational resource of diverse youth writings presented in English, Spanish and Spanglish. The comprehensive collection includes bios and activities to inspire others to share their own words—ultimately empowering teens from all backgrounds through creative writing, higher education, and cultural arts!

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kevin Henkes (Scholastic) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3224
Description :

Year of Billy Miller
Grades 3-7

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 26 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
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

Sunday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Anna-Marie McLemore (Macmillan Adult) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1009
Description :

The Weight of Feathers
The Night Circus meets Romeo and Juliet in this stunning young adult novel about two teens who fall in love despite the almost impossible odds against them.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Patrick Ness (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

The Rest of Us Just Live Here
What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes, there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:45am
Meet the Authors: Valynne E. Maetani (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1020
Description :

Ink and Ashes
The race to outrun her father’s legacy reveals secrets of his past that cast ominous shadows, threatening Claire, her friends and family, her newfound love, and ultimately her life. Winner of Tu Books’ New Visions Award, Ink and Ashes is a fascinating debut novel packed with romance, intrigue, and heart-stopping action.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 9:00am

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

Thomas the T. rex
Nine-year-old Thomas and Rita embark on a journey to Montana for a fossil hunting and study expedition with the Junior Scientist Club of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Thomas discovers a 66-million-year-old dinosaur nicknamed Thomas—one of the ten most complete T. rex skeletons in the world.

Through the eyes of Thomas and Rita, young readers learn about the T. rex and how dinosaurs lived, as well as the basics of excavation and the preparation of fossils for their public debut in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. An Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

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.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Martin Balarezo Garcia (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

El sendero de las guerrillas
This is a fiction book in Spanish. A novel where literary creation merges with heartbreaking reality, the antagonism of human feelings, descriptions of impressive events and stunning sceneries, and the augury of a bright future.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Craig Thompson (Scholastic) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3224
Description :

Space Dumplins
Grades 3-7

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Leonard Gardner (New York Review of Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3031
Description :

Fat City
One of the greatest sports novels of all time is back in print. FAT CITY casts a compassionate eye on the rundown lives of the dreamers, drifters, and would-be contenders on the boxing circuit of Stockton, California. Leonard Gardner also wrote the screenplay for "Fat City," the 1972 film directed by John Huston and starring Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Eric Lindstrom (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1219
Description :

Not If I See You First
Parker Grant is a typical 16-year-old who loves to run, has great friends, and isn't afraid to speak her mind--especially about how to act around blind people like her. Just don't ask her about being a recent orphan or the boy who broke her heart in eighth grade...the one who just transferred to her school.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 1:30pm

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

Gold Dust
Alex and her Buddha-quoting grandmother set out to save her mom from an evil magician.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Toni Ann Johnson (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Remedy for a Broken Angel
This literary fiction debut novel chronicles the relationship between a young woman and her narcissistic jazz singer mother as they each struggle to recover from past and present trauma. The path toward healing is complicated by a competition over the same men.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Shirley Duke (Rourke Educational Media) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3433
Description :

Skyscrapers and Towers
Have you ever looked up and seen a skyscraper or tower? How were these amazing structures built? It took thousands of years to create and perfect the technology needed to help these giants withstand the forces of nature. In this scientific text, students will learn all about famous skyscrapers and towers around the world and why they are considered engineering wonders!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Meet the Authors: Tom Angleberger (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1127
Description :

Crankee Doodle
Find out just why this Yankee was so cranky in this hilarious take on a traditional nonsense song
every child learns in school but doesn’t understand.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jean Hegland (Skyhorse Publishing) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1340
Description :

Still Time
John's devotion to Shakespeare has shaped his life. But now his mental powers have been diminished by dementia. A visit from his estranged child leads John to question his deepest convictions. This story of an imperfect father and a wounded daughter's efforts to reconnect celebrates second chances.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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