Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 27 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kim Griswell (Sterling) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1021
Description :

Rufus Goes to Sea
Ahoy—Pirate Pig on board! What does a book-loving pig like Rufus do when school's out for summer? He turns to his favorite stories for inspiration, of course! And before long, he's dreaming of days filled with adventure and nights under blankets of stars.

Kim Griswell also wrote Rufus Goes to School. She lives in Ashland, OR.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Kwame Alexander (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1127
Description :

The Crossover
In this Newbery Award-winning, middle grade novel in verse, twelve-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 12:00pm

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

Clay Hills and Mud Pies
Award Winning Author from the International Latino Book Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

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 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Javier Huerta (Arte Público Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1218
Description :

American Copia: An Immigrant Epic
“Today I’m going to the grocery store,” begins this creative fusion of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. This is also the sentence Javier Huerta was given to write during his naturalization interview. Having lived in the U.S. for twenty years, he was put off by the simplicity of the sentence. Using it as a guiding motif, he combines English and Spanish to explore the abundance of experience found in going to the grocery store. The diverse pieces and themes in "American Copia" pulsate with all that can be both communal and autonomous in everyday life.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Alan Rabinowitz & Catia Chien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1127
Description :

A Boy and a Jaguar
As a child, Alan Rabinowitz stuttered uncontrollably--except when he spoke to animals, then he was fluent. Follow the world-renowned wild cat conservationist Dr. Rabinowitz's remarkable life as he finds a voice to speak for those who can't speak for themselves.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Marie Lu Chats With 8 Young Adult Debuts Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
2001 (W)
Description :

Our panel will introduce librarians to eight debut authors who are committed to bringing diverse stories to readers everywhere. In addition to talking about our books and how we came to write them, we will be providing you with comparable titles for each of our books to make them easier to share with your readers, as well as discussing the role libraries played in each of our writing journeys. NYT Bestselling author Marie Lu will moderate. Participating authors are: Stacey Lee, I.W. Gregorio, Sabaa Tahir, Kelly Loy Gilbert, Dhonielle Clayton, Holly Bodger, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Renee Ahdieh.

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

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

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Shannon Kopp (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3101
Description :

Pound for Pound
The brave, inspiring story of one woman’s recovery from a debilitating eating disorder, and the remarkable shelter dogs who unexpectedly loved her back to life.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 12:00pm

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

Calling Him Dad
The story of a ten-year-old Latina who finally meets her Anglo father and learns to love him as they sail together through the San Juan Islands.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Marcia Berneger (Sleeping Bear Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3117
Description :

Buster the Little Garbage Truck
Buster is a sweet little garbage truck. He can’t wait to grow up to be a big truck, just like his father.
Buster practices driving with his friend, Kitty, but there’s one small problem. Loud noises frighten Buster. When his father takes him to the truck yard to meet the other vehicles, their air-horn blasts and roaring engines send Buster skidding away to hide . How can Buster work with Daddy and his friends when their loud sounds scare him? Buster feels terrible. When Kitty gets into trouble, Buster must conquer his fear in time to save her!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Unknown Knowns and Known Unknowns: How Speculative Fiction Gets Technological Innovation Right and Wrong Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
2005 (W)
Description :

Science Fiction often has a predictive value, yet often overlooks the small things. Join our great panel of Science Fiction and Fantasy authors, Vernor Vinge, Greg Bear, John Scalzi, Marie Brennan and Larry Correia as they discuss their work and how it connects with technological opportunities and developments that were missed, never invented, and those that came about in ways unimagined. The panel will consider the role speculative fiction plays in fostering innovation and bringing about new ideas.

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:45am
Meet the Authors: Frank Morrison (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1020
Description :

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone
Brimming with ebullience and the joy of making music, Little Melba and Her Big Trombone is a fitting tribute to a trailblazing musician and a great unsung hero of jazz.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kim van Alkemade (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3101
Description :

Orphan #8
Debut author Kim van Alkemade delivers a wrenching tale of a woman who comes face to face with the doctor whose dangerous medical experiments scarred her as a child and she must struggle between choosing revenge or forgiveness.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

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

Sunday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jane Ishka (Bitingduck Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3216
Description :

Year of the Mite
All it took was a few baby chicks and a carpeted floor, and soon Jane Ishka, a San Francisco Bay Area homesteader, literally felt her skin crawling. She—and her house, her car, and all of her belongings—had been infested by the red poultry mite, Dermanyssus gallinae. Driven from her home and bed by the biting and itching, Jane used her scientific background to figure out what was wrong, and most importantly, how to fix it. Told as a scientific detective story, Year of the Mite is told with humor and scientific acumen.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Beyond Genre Author Event Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

A panel of authors who have stepped around, through, and outside of the box will discuss their wonderfully offbeat subjects in this popular program. Authors include Michelle Tea, Robert Dawson, Clara Bensen, Shannon Kopp, January LaVoy, and Marc Thompson. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert. Learn more about these authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/authorevents/beyondg....

Sunday, June 28 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: J. L. Powers (Independent Publishers Group / Allen & Unwin) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1441
Description :

Amina, Through My Eyes
A moving, fictional account of one child's life in a conflict zone in Mogadishu, Somalia. Amina's world is shattered when government forces come to arrest her father because his art has been officially censored and rebel forces kidnap her brother, forcing him to become a soldier in Somalia's brutal ongoing war. Feeling vulnerable and abandoned, Amina secretly begins to create her own artwork in the streets to give herself a sense of hope. Her artwork quickly surges in popularity, providing a voice for people all over the city who long for a brighter, more stable future.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: René Colato Laínez (Arte Público Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1218
Description :

René Has Two Last Names / René tiene dos apellidos
Young René is from El Salvador, and he doesn’t understand why his name has to be different in the United States. Without his second last name, René feels incomplete, “like a hamburger without the meat or a pizza without cheese or a hot dog without a wiener.”

So when the students are given a project to create a family tree, René is determined to explain the importance of using both of his last names.

With whimsical illustrations and entertaining text, this sequel is sure to please fans and gain many new ones while explaining an important Hispanic cultural tradition.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Mac Barnett & Jory John (Abrams Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1022
Description :

The Terrible Two
It’s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud.

In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John have created a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and new at the same time.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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