Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 27 - 12:00pm

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

Island of Dreams
Utilizing both poetry and personal narrative, this nonfiction book is the journey of a young girl who struggles to form her own identity because her Dominican values conflict with her American self and all she wants to do is find a place to call home.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Joe Gannon (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Night of the Jaguar
A crime novel set during the early years of the Contra War, and centered around the efforts of a police captain and former Sandinista Revolution hero to discover the motives behind a murder on the eve of a visit from a US delegation.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Stonewall Book Awards Program Author Event Moscone Convention Center
3005 (W)
Description :

Join the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) and award winning authors in celebration of the very best in GLBTQ literature at the 2015 Stonewall Book Awards Program. Sponsored by the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT), the Stonewall Book Awards is the first and longest enduring book award series for LGBT literature. The award recognizes English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience in children’s and young adult literature, literature, and non-fiction. Since the award’s inception in 1971, more than 50 titles have been honored. This program is free and open to all Annual Conference attendees.

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Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
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.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 26 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Cece Bell (Abrams Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1022
Description :

El Deafo
A 2015 Newbery Honor Book.

Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! EL DEAFO is an inspiring graphic novel memoir from Cece Bell.

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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 :

My Ducky Buddy
With fun rhyming text and warm illustrations, this buoyant story goes to the heart of what being a kid is all about. A story of love and friendship between a boy and his rubber ducky. Available in four rhyming bilingual editions – Eng/ Spanish, Eng/Chinese, Eng/Arabic and Eng/Nepali.

Award winners of the International Latino Book Award, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Mom’s Choice Award and the Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

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.

Monday, June 29 - 9:00am

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

The National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory
Your guide to nearly a billion dollars worth of scholarships. The book also includes articles on how to succeed in college, find the right career for you, and great insights from 70 leaders.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Derf Backderf (Abrams Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1022
Description :

Trashed
Every week we pile our garbage on the curb and it disappears—like magic! The reality is anything but, of course. Trashed, Derf Backderf’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed, award-winning international bestseller My Friend Dahmer, is an ode to the crap job of all crap jobs—garbage collector.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 26 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Marcia Goldman & Lola Goldman (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327-1328
Description :

Lola and Tattletale Zeke
How do you deal with tattletales? What the difference between telling on someone and telling about them? Lola the therapy dog struggles with her little brother Zeke and his tattletale behavior in this sequel to LOLA GOES TO WORK.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kathy Diaz (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.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Margarita Engle (Publishers Spotlight ) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1116
Description :

The Sky Painter
Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874–1927) is now known as the father of modern bird art. He traveled with many scientific expeditions all over the world. His best-known works—paintings for habitat exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History in New York—are still beloved by visitors today. His art helped to encourage wildlife conservation, inspiring people to celebrate and protect the world of wings. Poems by Newbery Honor–winning author Margarita Engle and illustrations by Aliona Bereghici capture the life of Louis Fuertes and the deep sense of wonder that he felt when he painted the sky.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Denys Cazet (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327-1328
Description :

Minnie & Moo: Hooves of Fire
When the animals on the farm hold a talent show, it turns into a spectacle of magic, drama, and comedy with Denys Cazet's pitch-perfect fourth-grade humor.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Andrew Roe (Algonquin Books/Workman) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1120
Description :

The Miracle Girl
“A winning debut . . . Lively, pitch-perfect and assured . . . Roe’s story feels just right for our desperate and despairing time, when a miracle--any miracle--will do.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The crowds keep coming. More and more every day, drawn by rumor and whisper and desperate wish. They come to Shaker Street to see eight-year-old Anabelle Vincent, who lies in a coma-like state--unable to move or speak. They come because a visitor experienced what seemed like a miracle.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

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

Legends of the Californios: Nana's Stories of Our Family Roots
Journey through time as the Historical Fiction Legends are set in different time periods throughout California history. The three legends weave through twists and turns with mysteriously scary happenings and unexpected outcomes. From 1834, 1542, 1810-20, in a folkloric style of California Culture and storytelling.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

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

Look How Lovely! | ¡Mira qué Lindo!
Subtly addressing diversity and gender roles, this non-fiction picture book will amaze you with the marvels of nature. Help children learn Spanish and English while remembering each day is a gift and every child is the most important person in the world.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Elin Kelsey (Owlkids Books / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1331
Description :

Wild Ideas
From the award-winning creators of YOU ARE STARDUST, WILD IDEAS is an awe-inspiring look at the varied and creative ways animals solve problems. This informational picture book looks deep into the forests, skies, and oceans for examples of how animals like orangutans, humpback whales, and gibbons solve problems in unexpected and innovative ways. Lyrical text grounded in current science is paired with detailed 3-D diorama art to present problems as doorways to creative thinking and encourage a new appreciation for the natural world.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:45am
Meet the Authors: Michelle Skeen, PsyD (New Harbinger Publications) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3143
Description :

Love Me, Don't Leave Me: Overcoming Fear of Abandonment and Building Lasting, Loving Relationships.

If you are ready to break the self-fulfilling cycle of mistrust, clinginess, and heartbreak and start building lasting, trusting relationships, this book will be your guide.
In this book you’ll learn how schema coping behaviors—deeply entrenched and automatic behaviors rooted in childhood experiences and fears—can take over and cause you to inadvertently sabotage your relationships. By recognizing these coping behaviors and understanding their cause, you will not only gain powerful insights into your own mind, but also into the minds of those around you.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

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

Born in the Wayeb: Book One of The Mayan Chronicles
In this novel, Na'om is born during the unlucky days of the Mayan Wayeb. She struggles to understand the fearful dreams and visions that have plagued her since birth. When they turn into living nightmares, she must overcome her fears to protect the ones she loves from a powerful adversary.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 26 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Sebastian Meschenmoser (NorthSouth / Ingram Publishing Services) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1235
Description :

Mr. Squirrel and the Moon
When Mr. Squirrel awakens to find that the moon has landed on his tree, he frantically tries to get rid of it before someone suspects him of stealing it and puts him in jail. But when he rolls the moon off of his tree, it gets stuck on Mrs. Hedgehog's bristles and when the billy-goat arrives and butts it with his horns . . . Will the moon ever be the same again? Sebastian Meschenmoser's hilarious illustrations and rollicking tale will be a bedtime favorite.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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