Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Selina Yoon (Master Communications/World Culture Media) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3745
Description :

Sing and Learn Chinese
Singing is one of the natural ways to learn a new language. Sing and Learn Chinese introduces Mandarin Chinese through popular children's songs.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

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

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Jack Gantos (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1004
Description :

The Trouble in Me
This fiery autobiographical novel captures a pivotal week or two in the life of fourteen-year-old Jack Gantos, as the author reveals the moment he began to slide off track as a kid who in just a few years would find himself locked up in a federal penitentiary for the crimes portrayed in the memoir Hole in My Life.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
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

Monday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: David Payne (Grove Atlantic, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327
Description :

Barefoot to Avalon
From New York Times notable author David Payne comes a memoir of brotherhood, sibling rivalry and sibling love, of mental illness and the torments a family can hold silent and carry across generations. Payne will be on hand to sign advance galleys.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

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

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

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Betty Serra (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

A Century of Pachangas
A non-fiction, easy read memoir of a girl born and raised in San Francisco's Mission District in the sixties. A bi-cultural awareness is recognized as the author's maternal legacy, going back to 1894 in Nicaragua, is brought to life across two continents and another century.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Daniel Kraus (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1028
Description :

Trollhunters
Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino—one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named "Tubby" who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn't know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Muon Van & April Chu (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327-1328
Description :

In a Village by the Sea
Written in a spare, lyrical style using fresh, evocative imagery, IN A VILLAGE BY THE SEA tells the story of longing for the comforts of home. A perfect book for teaching about diverse cultures and lifestyles through rich pictures and words, moving from the wide world to the snugness of home and back out again.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Robin Chin Roemer (Association of College and Research Libraries) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2108
Description :

Meaningful Metrics: A 21st-Century Librarian's Guide to Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, and Research Impact
Meaningful Metrics is a convenient all-in-one resource that is designed to be used by a range of readers, from those with little to no background on the subject to those looking to become movers and shakers in the current scholarly metrics movement. Authors Borchardt and Roemer, offer tips, tricks, and real-world examples illustrate how librarians can support the successful adoption of research metrics, whether in their institutions or across academia as a whole.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Chef Gilberto Cetina (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Sabores yucatecos: Un recorrido culinario a Yucatán
This beautifully illustrated cookbook in Spanish focuses on the foods of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. This region offers foods with an allure that matches the mystique of the ancient Maya. Readers will be fascinated by what they discover about the Yucatán, its culture and its cuisine.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Nnedi Okorafor (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

Lagoon
It’s up to a famous rapper, a biologist, and a rogue soldier to handle humanity’s first contact with an alien ambassador—and prevent mass extinction—in this novel that blends magical realism with high-stakes action.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Katherine Prior (Readers to Eaters / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327-1328
Description :

Sylvia's Spinach
Sylvia Spivens hates spinach. But one day Sylvia's teacher gives her a packet of spinach seeds to plant for a school garden. Overcoming her reluctance and enduring a long wait, Sylvia discovers the joy of growing food from the ground up and finds the pleasure of tasting something new. Parents identify with the challenge of feeding healthy food to a picky eater, and educators understand the magic and rewards of school gardens. Best of all, young readers celebrate Sylvia's strong will, curiosity, and, maybe, her love of spinach.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

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

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

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

Hotel Mariachi: Urban Space & Cultural Heritage in Los Angeles
This nonfiction photographic and ethnographic study of Hotel Mariachi and the musicians of Mariachi Plaza memorializes a personal journey of discovery and the Boyle Heights community’s triumphant efforts to preserve the historic 1889 hotel and the cultural heritage of the mariachis and their Latino neighborhood.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sharon M. Draper (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

Stella by Starlight
2015 Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner! When the Ku Klux Klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression-era tour de force from Sharon Draper, the New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kelli Stanley (In the Stacks) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2525
Description :

City of Ghosts
Kelli Stanley is a critically-acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of crime fiction (novels and short stories). She makes her home in Dashiell Hammett’s San Francisco, a city she loves to write about.

Kelli is best known for the Miranda Corbie series of historical noir novels and short stories set in 1940 San Francisco.

CITY OF GHOSTS, the third in the series, was published in 2014 by Minotaur Books to glowing reviews in the Wall Street Journal and Associated Press, and was a Bruce Alexander Award finalist.

More at http://kellistanley.com/

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kevin Gerard (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Diego's Dragon
This award winning fantasy fiction novel is written for 10 to 13 year old readers. English and Spanish versions are available. Diego’s story is captivating readers all over the country. Kids like Diego a lot, but they really love Magnifico, his extraordinary but surly dragon.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kelley Armstrong (Orca Book Publishers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3038
Description :

The Unquiet Past
In this paranormal YA thriller, Tess embarks on a quest to find out the truth about her parents and realizes that she possesses unusual powers that link her to the past.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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