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 - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Children's Plus, Inc. Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2667
Description :

Booth # 2667 - Carmen Agra Deedy, Author - The Cheshire Cheese Cat, The Return of the Library Dragon

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Scholastic Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2634 (3)
Description :

Booth # 2634 - Maggie Stiefvater, Author - The Scorpion Races

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
ALA President's Program Author Event, Presidents program Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom CDE
Description :

Join ALA President Molly Raphael for her President's program featuring Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer. Jodi Picoult is the author of eighteen novels, including the new York Times bestsellers House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes and My Sister's Keeper. Her new book, Lone Wolf comes out in February 2012 and her first YA novel, Between the Lines, written with her daughter Samantha Van Leer comes out in June 2012. Samantha Van Leer is a junior in high school, who conceived the idea for Between the Lines and pitched it to her mom while she was in the middle of a book tour.

Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 2:00pm

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

Booth # 2634 - Libba Bray, Author - Beauty Queens

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Albert Whitman & Company Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2411
Description :

Booth # 2411 - Christina Forshay, Illustrator - The Really Groovy Story of the Tortoise and the Hare

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Scholastic Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2634
Description :

Booth # 2634 - Jackie Woodson , Author - The Letter Q

Sponsors :
UNO

Friday, June 22 - 7:00pm

7:30pm - 9:30pm
Many Voices, One Nation Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
304AB
Description :

Don't miss this annual celebration of the literary diversity and creativity that enriches our world. Many Voices, One Nation brings together writers and artists from different perspectives and presents a rich program of spoken word and performance that celebrates and reminds us of the many unique cultures sharing one world.

Featuring Gerald Chertavian, Tewodros Fekadu and Javier O. Huerta!

Gerald Chertavian is the CEO and founder of Year Up, a non-profit organization that provides intensive professional education to urban young adults. His organization was recently recognized by Fast Company and The Monitor Group as one of the top 25 organizations in the nation using business excellence to engineer social change.  “A Year Up: How a Pioneering Program Teaches Young Adults Real Skills for Real Jobs-With Real Success” will be published by Viking Adult Books in July. Dedicated to closing the Opportunity Divide, he combined his entrepreneurial skills and his passion for working with urban young adults to found Year Up in 2000.  Year Up provides the technical, professional and communication skills needed to empower urban young adults to make successful transitions to careers and higher education.  

Born in Eritrea, Tewodros "Teddy" Fekadu has lived in five countries on three continents and is fluent in four languages. He currently lives in Australia, where he founded the African Communities Association Gold Coast Inc., which aims to share African traditions and heritage through performance and education. He also works with several organizations to help resettle African refugees to the Gold Coast. His company, Moonface Entertainment, produces films and documentaries about East Africa. In his book, “No One's Son: The Remarkable True Story of a Defiant African Boy and His Bold Quest for Freedom” (Leapfrog Press), Tewodros recounts the challenges and triumphs of surviving a poverty-stricken childhood on the streets of Ethiopia. As he struggles with loneliness and the need for love, his enduring courage brings him the loyalty of friends and mentors along the way.  Striving for freedom, Tewodros envisions a better life elsewhere and flees Africa, but new cultures bring new complications—first in Egypt, then in Japan.

Javier O. Huerta is the author of “American Copia: An Immigrant Epic” and “Some Clarifications y Otros Poemas,” recipient of the Chicano / Latino Literary Prize. His poems have been included in numerous anthologies, including “American Tensions: Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice” and “The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011.” A native of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, he currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where he is working on his doctorate in English at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Sunday, June 24 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Tor/Forge Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2540
Description :

Booth # 2540 - Blake Charlton, Author - Spellwright

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chronicle Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2458
Description :

Booth # 2458 - Dianna Hutts Aston, Illustrator - A Rock is Lively

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Book Buzz Theater Featuring Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group Author Event, Exhibitor session Anaheim Convention Center
210AB
Sponsors :
ALA

Sunday, June 24 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tanglewood Publishing Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2372
Description :

Booth # 2372 - Ashlee Fletcher, Author - My Dog, My Cat

Sponsors :
UNO

Friday, June 22 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
ABC-CLIO Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #1608 (3)
Description :

Booth # 1608 - Deborah D. Levitov, Author - Activism and the School Librarian: Tools for Advocacy and Survival

Sponsors :
UNO

Monday, June 25 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Book Buzz Theater Featuring The Davids Discuss Manga with a Tiny Librarian (VIZ and Kodansha) Author Event, Exhibitor session Anaheim Convention Center
210AB
Description :

Book Buzz Theater Featuring The Davids Discuss Manga with a Tiny Librarian (VIZ and Kodansha)

Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 9:00am

9:00am - 5:00pm
Publishinghouse for Scholars Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2751
Description :

Booth # 2751 - Michael Haas, Author - Mr. Calm and Effective: Evaluating the Presidency of Barack Obama

Sponsors :
UNO

Monday, June 25 - 11:00am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Consortium Book Sales Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2567
Description :

Booth # 2667 - Adam Mansbach, Author - Seriously, Just Go To Sleep

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Graphic Novel Stage - True Stories of Graphic Fiction (First Second Books) Author Event, Vendor demonstration/activity Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Graphic Novel Stage
Sponsors :
ALA

Sunday, June 24 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Scholastic Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2634
Description :

Booth # 2634 - Kazu Kibuishi, Author - Amulet

Sponsors :
UNO

Friday, June 22 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
ABC-CLIO Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #1608 (7)
Description :

Booth # 1608 - Andrew Peters, Author - Integrated Library Systems: Planning, Selecting, and Implementing

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
Live @ your library Reading Stage: Juan Filipe Herrera Author Event, Vendor demonstration/activity Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Live @ your Library Reading Stage
Sponsors :
ALA