Author Event Sessions

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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
10:00am - 11:00am
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!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Brenda Novak (Romance Writers of America) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3142
Description :

This Heart of Mine
First love. Second chances? Watch Phoenix Fuller rise from the ashes to walk away with it all!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Theresa Varela (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Covering the Sun with My Hand
This is a fictional story of twins, Julia and Rene Acevedo, who start college in 1979. Rene is stricken with schizophrenia and Julia struggles against the expectations of her traditional upbringing- eventually opening up to the incredible possibilities of life and love.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Julie Morris (Sterling) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1021
Description :

Superfood Smoothies
Whether you're looking for an energy boost, seeking a gentle cleanse, or just trying to get healthy, you'll be inspired to power up the blender!

Julie Morris is a New York Times best-selling author, Los Angeles-based natural food chef and advocate of whole, plant-based foods and superfoods.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Rae Carson (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

Walk on Earth a Stronger
Set during the California Gold Rush, about a girl with the ability to sense gold, this has all the hallmarks of a Rae Carson fantasy: magic, romance, adventure, and self-discovery.The first book in a new trilogy by the acclaimed NYTimes best-selling author.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 10:45am
Meet the Authors: Maya Christina Gonzalez (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1020
Description :

Call Me Tree / Llámame Árbol
With this gentle and imaginative story about becoming your fullest self, Maya Christina Gonzalez empowers young readers to dream and reach . . . and to be as free and unique as trees.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Susan Casey (Chicago Review Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1441
Description :

Women Heroes of the American Revolution
Susan Casey gives 20 remarkable girls and women the spotlight they deserve in this lively collection of biographical profiles. These women took action in many ways: as spies, soldiers, nurses, water carriers, fundraisers, writers, couriers, and more. Women Heroes of the American Revolution brings a fresh new perspective to their stories resulting from interviews with historians and with descendants of participants of the Revolution and features ample excerpts from primary source documents. Also included are contextualizing sidebars, images, source notes, and a bibliography

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Nicole Maggi (Medallion Press / Legato) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1333
Description :

In the Mouth of the Wolf
Book 2 in the young-adult Twin Willows Trilogy (and the sequel to WINTER FALLS), the Twin Willows Waterfall is now under the control of the Benandanti, but for Alessia, the victory comes at a steep price. And the arrival of Nerina, one of the seven Concilio elders from the Friuli Clan, only complicates her life. Now she’s hiding a 450-year-old immortal on her farm, juggling school and her increasingly frustrated friends, and trying to keep the Malandanti from regaining the Waterfall. But it’s the passion that still lingers between her and Jonah that really keeps Alessia awake at night.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: O'Brien Browne (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

My Back Pages
Drugs, racism, sexual awakening, rock music, and political killings: welcome to the summer of 1968.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Linda Davick (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

Say Hello!
Howdy! Hi! Hello! This friendly and fun picture book celebrates the greatness of greetings.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Dorothy Hearst (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

Spirit of the Wolves
“A vivid, enchanting tale of friendship, trust, and adventure, good Tolkien-esque ingredients” (Kirkus Reviews): The final installment of The Wolf Chronicles, told from the point of view of Kaala—a young wolf facing the most perilous decision in her life.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Ronald Tierney (Orca Book Publishers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3038
Description :

The Blue Dragon
After a murder in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Peter Strand tries to calm the anxious tenants and discover the secrets of the Blue Dragon apartments.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Matt Faulkner (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1028
Description :

Gaijin: American Prisoner of War
With a white mother and a Japanese father, Koji Miyamoto quickly realizes that his home in San Francisco is no longer welcoming after Pearl Harbor is attacked. And once he's sent to an internment camp, he learns that being half white at the camp is just as difficult as being half Japanese on the streets of an American city during WWII. Koji’s story, based on true events, is brought to life by Matt Faulkner’s cinematic illustrations that reveal Koji struggling to find his place in a tumultuous world—one where he is a prisoner of war in his own country.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Killian B. Brewer (Interlude Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3539
Description :

The Rules of Ever After
The launch title for Duet, the LGBTQ Young Adult imprint from Interlude Press, The Rules of Ever After is a modern twist on classic fairy tales.

Princes Phillip and Daniel know that the rules that govern royal life in their kingdoms don't provide for the happily ever after they seek. When fate brings the two young men together and sends them on a quest, they encounter meddlesome fairies, an ambitious stepmother, disgruntled princesses and vengeful kings as they learn about life, love, friendship and family. Most of all, they learn how to write their own rules of ever after.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Innovation in Action Author Event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 04
Description :

The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing; true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspirations both now and in the future. Join library leaders and thinkers Ben Bizzle, John J. Huber, Anthony Molaro, Steven V. Potter, and Leah L. White as they present concrete examples of innovation in action that can be applied at your institution.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Kelley Armstrong (Tundra Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3032
Description :

The Masked Truth
Riley is haunted by the brutal murder of the couple she was babysitting for. Max is living with a life-altering diagnosis he doesn't dare reveal.
The last thing either of them wants is to spend a weekend at a therapy camp alongside five other teens with "issues.” But that's exactly where they are when three masked men burst in to take the group hostage. The exits are sealed shut. Their phones are gone. Their captors are on a killing spree. Riley and Max know that if they can't get out, they'll be next -- but even escape doesn't equal freedom.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Zombies, and Vampires, and Spooks – Oh My! Author Event Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

Amy Lukavics, Catherine Linka, Stephanie Kuehn, and Mira Grant will will discuss their books and will sign copies following the program. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert. Learn more about the authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/authorevents/zombies.

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

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

Old Wolf
Hunting—the predator, and its prey—is at the heart of this riveting and suspenseful novel from Newbery Medalist Avi with illustrations from Caldecott Medalist Brian Floca.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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