Author Event Sessions

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Sunday, June 24 - 1:00pm

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

Booth # 2634 - Raina Telgemeier, Author - Drama

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Simon & Schuster, Inc. Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2600
Description :

Booth # 2600 - Ashley Bryan, Author/Illustrator - Words to My Life's Song

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:30am - 12:00pm
StarWalk kids Media Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2471
Description :

Booth #2471, Laura Vaccaro Seeger Signing

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Simon & Schuster, Inc. Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2600 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2600 - Susan Cooper, Author - The Dark is Rising

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Boyds Mills Press Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2435
Description :

Booth # 2435 - Suzanne Bloom, Author/Illustrator - Oh! What a Surprise?

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2310 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2310 - Ginger Wadsworth , Author - First Girl Scout

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2310 (3)
Description :

Booth # 2310 - Marina Budhos, Author - Sugar Changed the World

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Consortium Book Sales Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2567 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2567 - Mick Carlon, Author - Travels with Louis

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 2:00pm

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2534
Description :

Booth # 2534 - Gennifer Albin, Author - Crewel

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2367
Description :

Booth # 2367 - Kady Cross, Author - THE GIRL IN THE CLOCKWORK COLLAR

Sponsors :
UNO

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

Monday, June 25 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:30am
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2534
Description :

Booth # 2534 - Jack Gantos, Author - Dead End in Norvelt

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
HarperCollins Children's Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2558
Description :

Booth # 2558 - Michael Grant, Author - Fear: A Gone Novel

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

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2534
Description :

Booth # 2534 - Monika Schroder, Author - My Brother's Shadow

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
HarperCollins Children's Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2558
Description :

Booth # 2558 - Jon Klassen, Author - Extra Yarn

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

Friday, June 22 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2534
Description :

Booth # 2534 - Janet Tashjian, Author - For What It's Worth

Sponsors :
UNO