Author Event Sessions

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Sunday, June 24 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
YALSA's YA Author Coffee Klatch [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Hyatt Regency Orange County
Royal Ballroom
Description :

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA's five literary awards. Librarians will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk!

Cost :
$25

Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Consortium Book Sales Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2567
Description :

Booth # 2567 - Ann Meyers Drysdale, Author - You Let Some Girl Beat You?

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Scholastic Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2634 (3)
Description :

Booth # 2634 - Eliot Shrefer, Author - Endangered

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Penguin Young Readers Group Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2616 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2616 - David Small, Author - One Cool Friend

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Abrams Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2449
Description :

Booth # 2449 - Nathan Hale, Author/Illustrator - Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:30am - 11:30am
Auditorium Speaker - Sapphire Author Event, Speaker series Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom DE
Description :

Sapphire is the author of the best-selling novel Push, adapted and renamed to become the blockbuster movie Precious in 2009. Having encountered girls like Precious as a remedial reading teacher in Harlem, Sapphire said about Push in an NPR interview, "I had the intense feeling that if I didn't write this book no one else would. . . . I wanted to show that this girl is locked out through literacy. She's locked out by her physical appearance. She's locked out by her class, and she's locked out by her color."

The 1996 novel tells the story of Precious Jones, an illiterate 16-year-old, raped and impregnated by her father, battered by her mother, ignored by the authorities, and saved by a determined and radical teacher. The novel follows her journey of education and enlightenment as she learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it truly her own.

Sapphire will introduce ALA Annual attendees to her recent novel, The Kid (2011), which brings readers deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones, son of Precious. The Kid delivers a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday; from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artists’ lofts, as it tells of a 21st-century young man’s fight to find the path to his future. A testament to the ferocity of the human spirit, the nourishing power of love and of art, The Kid becomes a young man about to take flight.

Sapphire is also the author of two collections of poetry and a 2009 recipient of a United States Artist Fellowship. Precious received the Academy Award for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, in addition to the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Awards in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance.

The author appears courtesy of the Penguin Group.
Book signing outside Ballroom immediately following event.

Sponsors :
ALA

Friday, June 22 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Reflections Publishing Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2305
Description :

Booth # 2305 - Caroline Rose Ster, Author - Face 2 Face: Navigating Through Cyberbullying, Peer Abuse, and Bullying

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2610
Description :

Booth # 2610 - Jean Zimmerman, Author - The Orphanmaster

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Consortium Book Sales Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2567 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2567 - Tom Kaczynski, Author/Illustrator - Trans Terra

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Book Buzz Theater Featuring Sterling/MacMillan #BookBattle 2: The Sequel. This time, it’s personal Author Event, Exhibitor session Anaheim Convention Center
210AB
Description :

Book Buzz Theater Featuring Sterling/MacMillan

#BookBattle 2: The Sequel. This time, it’s personal

Sponsors :
ALA
9:00am - 11:00am
Reflections Publishing Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2305 (3)
Description :

Booth # 2305 - Isabelle Angelite Ster, Author - Remember Me When: Navigating Through a Loved One Suffering From Alzheimer's Disease

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Random House Children's Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2511
Description :

Booth # 2511 - Libba Bray, Author - A Great and Terrible Beauty

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Charlesbridge Publishing Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2448
Description :

Booth # 2448 - Rafael Lopez, Illustrator - The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 9:00am

9:30am - 10:00am
Graphic Novel Stage - Graphic Novels: The New Visual Literacy (First Second Books) Author Event, Vendor demonstration/activity Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Graphic Novel Stage
Sponsors :
ALA

Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Simon & Schuster Inc. Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2600 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2600 - Ashley Wolff, Author/Illustrator - Baby Bear Sees Blue

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Scarletta Press / PGW Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2566 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2566 - Joan Charles, Illustrator - Lost in Lexicon

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Abrams Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2449
Description :

Booth # 2449 - Maureen Doyle McQuerry, Author - The Peculiars

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Graphic Novel Stage - Getting Graphic With Kids (Amulet Books) Author Event, Vendor demonstration/activity Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Graphic Novel Stage
Sponsors :
ALA

Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Simon & Schuster Inc. Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2600
Description :

Booth # 2600 - Denise Fleming, Author/Illustrator - Underground

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Charlesbridge Publishing Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2448
Description :

Booth # 2448 - Joe Rhatigan, Author - White House Kids

Sponsors :
UNO