Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 27 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Meet the Authors: Monica Brown (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1020
Description :

Maya's Blanket / La manta de Maya
Inspired by the traditional Yiddish folk song “Hob Ikh Mir a Mantl” (“I Had a Little Coat”), this delightful story puts a child-focused, Latino spin on the tale of an item that is made into smaller and smaller items. Maya’s Blanket/La manta de Maya charmingly brings to life this celebration creativity, recycling, and enduring family love.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

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

Saturday, June 27 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Meet the Authors: Jennifer Torres (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1020
Description :

Finding the Music / En pos de la música
When Reyna accidentally breaks Abuelito’s vihuela—a small guitar-like instrument—she ventures out into the neighborhood determined to find someone who can help her repair it.

With lively illustrations by Renato Alarcão, the tradition of mariachi music comes to life in this bilingual story. Winner of Lee & Low’s New Voices Award, Finding the Music is a heartwarming tale of family, community, and the music that brings them all together.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 9:00am

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

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

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

Helen Miller Bailey: Pioneer Educator and Renaissance Woman Who Shaped Chicano(a) Leaders
Previously untold California history uniquely assembled as 324-page supplemental text for women’s and ethnic studies, education majors, and biography enthusiasts. A dozen trailblazing Latinos(as) credit their career success to their extraordinary professor’s mentoring, and literally changed the face of California politics, education, journalism, and entrepreneurship.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Soman Chainani (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

The School for Good and Evil #3: The Last Ever After
In the epic conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series, The School for Good and Evil, everything old is new again as Sophie and Agatha fight the past as well as the present to find the perfect end to their story. Publishing in July, Soman will be signing special SGE #3 posters!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Joshua Mohr (Counterpoint / Soft Skull) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1334
Description :

All This Life: A Novel
With a wide cast of characters and an exciting pace that mimics the speed of our modern, all-too-connected lives, ALL THIS LIFE examines the dangerous intersection of reality and the imaginary, where coding and technology seek to highlight and augment our already flawed human connections. Using his trademark talent for creating memorable characters, with a deep insight into language and how it can be twisted to alter reality, Joshua Mohr returns with his most contemporary and insightful novel yet.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 4:00pm
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 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: I.W. Gregorio (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

None of the Above
Mean Girls meets Middlesex in this groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she was born intersex . . . and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Angie Spady (HarperCollins Publishing) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3110
Description :

Channing O'Banning and the Turquoise Trail
Fourth-grader Channing O'Banning always has a colored pencil stuck in her hair. A girl who prefers her sketch book to her math book-or any book, for that matter-budding artist Channing is the star of this new chapter book series.

Channing's best friends (and super nerds) Cooper and Maddy are really into their studies on the American Southwest, but Chan can't see what a bunch of boring rocks and dusty deserts have to do with her. In this story, she learns a new perspective on history, friendship, and the importance of responsibility.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Alicia Young (Parasol Press LLC) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3445
Description :

The Savvy Girl's Guide to Grace: Small touches with big impact - at home, work & in love
Perhaps it was the woman who texted through a funeral. Or the girl on the subway, who loudly recounted a drunken hook-up. Or the colleague who chatted between restroom stalls. Have you wondered: “Whatever happened to grace?”

The Savvy Girl’s Guide to Grace is a gentle, inner-beauty makeover. Tap your Inner Audrey Hepburn! This is not a book about fish forks, napkins or how to introduce a duchess and a count. It’s about tapping our natural elegance in life: 1. Live a savvy, graceful life. 2. Transform your relationships.3.See that grace is a powerful tool.

www.savvylife.net

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Sasha Abramsky (New York Review of Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3031
Description :

The House of Twenty Thousand Books
Journalist Sasha Abramsky's elegy to the vanished intellectual world of his grandparents and the literary salon they hosted in their London home of twenty thousand books. The memoir brings alive this latter-day salon by telling the story of rare book dealer and self-educated polymath Chimen Abramsky's love affair with ideas and with the world of books and of his wife Miriam's delight at entertaining the guests at the salon.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

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

Revancha en Los Angeles
Fiction based on a true story/ The book is in Spanish. This book talks about the tormented relationship between two brothers. One that belongs to a guerrilla movement in one country in Latinoamerica and his brother who was part of the army.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

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

Monday, June 29 - 9:00am

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

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

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

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Janet Balletta (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

The Legend of the Colombian Mermaid
Imaginative children’s fiction book debuts in English and Spanish, teaching a strong message of family values, obedience, and ultimately how the treasure of family is more important than the treasure of gold. Readers will be enchanted by this mystic mermaid legend which lives on today!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Linda Lee Peterson (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1303
Description :

The Spy on the Tennessee Walker
Maggie gets a package that leads her to investigate a family scandal going back to the Civil War. Why was her great-great-great grandmother imprisoned for bigamy and espionage? Was she a criminal or a hero? Did she support the Confederates or the Union? Maggie's husband, Michael, joins her on the trip to Mississippi, to dig deep and solve the mystery. Combining an engaging contemporary mystery with a carefully researched Civil War setting and nineteenth-century characters, The Spy on the Tennessee Walker will appeal to Civil War and American history buffs as well as fans of modern mysteries and historical fiction.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
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

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 5:00pm
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

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