Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

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

Remedy for a Broken Angel
This literary fiction debut novel chronicles the relationship between a young woman and her narcissistic jazz singer mother as they each struggle to recover from past and present trauma. The path toward healing is complicated by a competition over the same men.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Victor Villaseñor (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Revenge of a Catholic Schoolboy
A Soul-Transforming Experience! In his newest book, Revenge of a Catholic Schoolboy, Victor Villaseñor, author of bestseller Rain of Gold and Pulitzer Prize nominee, bursts us into a Spiritual World where Women! Women! are once more our leaders and we have our first woman pope.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Virginia Boecker (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1219
Description :

The Witch Hunter
Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. When she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to die at the stake. Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that's been laid upon him.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Yuyi Morales (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1127
Description :

Georgia in Hawaii
This is the little known story of Georgia O'Keeffe's nine-week trip to Hawaii in 1939 as a guest of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company, who commissioned her to create a painting for their pineapple juice campaign.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Yvonne Prinz (Algonquin Young Readers/Workman) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1120
Description :

If You're Lucky
Who decides what's real?

When Georgia’s older brother Lucky mysteriously drowns, she refuses to accept it as an accident, instead setting out to uncover the truth of Lucky's demise. But as she digs deeper, and the person she suspects murdered Lucky becomes closer to her family, her investigation and her mental state are called into question. YVONNE PRINZ is the California Library Association’s John and Patricia Beatty Award-winning author of THE VINYL PRINCESS, ALL YOU GET IS ME, and THE CLARE SERIES.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kathryn Otoshi (KO Kids / Blue Dot Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327-1328
Description :

Beautiful Hands
Little hands can do so many wonderful things: touch, stretch, reach. Based on co-author Bret Baumgarten’s question to his children, “What will your beautiful hands do today?” , the story is a call-to-action book about all the amazing things our hands can do when we put positive ideas into motion. Co-written with beautiful artwork created by award-winning author & illustrator, Kathryn Otoshi, over a hundred people's loving handprints were given in the making of this unique children's book.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 5:00pm
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.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 5:00pm
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.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Michael Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3738
Description :

Relativity
A charming rhyming story that is not Einstein’s theory of relativity, but something just as important. Relativity is an engaging book designed to inspire children to start thinking comparatively and analytically. A Junior Library Guild Selection and a winner of the International Latino Book Award in Best Children’s Picture Book. Available in Eng/Spanish and Eng/Nepali editions.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Cindy Elli (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

The Dream Travelers — From the Beginning
Middle grade chapter book that entertains, educates, inpires and enriches both mind and character.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ken Corday (Beaufort Books / Ingram Publishing Services) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1242
Description :

Ladies of the Lake
Getting away with murder seems unlikely, but in the gated community of Avalon it’s what’s in style.

It all starts with Hudson’s accidental decapitation. It was a terrible accident. He was drunk and in the middle of a fight with his second wife. They both pressed the garage door button at the same time. The LAPD didn’t give it a second thought. Instead of grieving, his wife breathes free air again. The other wives secretly envy her.

When more husbands start dying, the so-called Ladies of the Lake find themselves under suspicion from the LAPD and their own children.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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
11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Susan Goldman Rubin (Holiday House) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1203
Description :

Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in America
Fifty years after the landmark civil rights project in Mississippi, award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin provides a riveting account of the murder of three civil rights crusaders that occurred during the fateful summer of 1964. Featuring new interviews with primary sources and many never-before-seen photographs, FREEDOM SUMMER details the unstoppable wave of determination unleashed by black Mississippians to demand their rights.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Allan Stratton (Sourcebooks) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3324
Description :

The Dogs
Constantly on the run from a dangerous father, Cameron’s used to pushing away the trauma of his past. But when his mother moves them to an old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, he discovers that there are some things you can’t escape. His new schoolmates taunt him about the bloodthirsty dogs that supposedly haunt the farm, and Cameron soon stumbles upon a child’s drawings in the cellar that depict a violent history. The line between reality and nightmare begins to blur as the house’s horrifying secrets mix with fragments of Cameron’s own memories—some best left forgotten.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Gabrielle Prendergast (Orca Book Publishers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3038
Description :

The Frail Days
Stella and her newly formed band must decide whether to change their edgy rock sound to get into a conservative summer music festival.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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
11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Mo Willems (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1028
Description :

I Will Take a Nap!
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In I Will Take a Nap! Gerald is tired and cranky. Will Piggie be in his dreams? Or will she keep Gerald from dreaming at all?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Hale Bradt (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

Wilber's War, A Trilogy: An American Family's Journey through World War II
Intimate battlefield letters from Pacific battlefields 1942–45, a tragic suicide, and a reshaped family. A son’s story. Publication date: V-J Day, 8/14/15.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Andrea Davis Pinkney & Shane Evans (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1219
Description :

The Red Pencil
New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney's powerful verse and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist Shane W. Evans's breathtaking illustrations combine to tell an inspiring tale of one girl's triumph against all odds.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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