Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Locationsort ascending

Saturday, June 23 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Holiday House Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2550
Description :

Booth # 2550 - Loreen Leedy, Author/Illustrator - SEEING SYMMETRY

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:30pm
New World Library / PGW Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2566 (4)
Description :

Booth # 2566 - Barbara Abercrombie, Author - A Year of Living Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration & Encouragement

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 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2367 - Katie McGarry, Author - PUSHING THE LIMITS

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:30am - 12:30pm
Orca Book Publishers Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2659
Description :

Booth # 2659 - Jacqueline Guest, Author - Ghost Messages

Sponsors :
UNO
11:00am - 12:00pm
Kane Miller/Usborne Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2652
Description :

Booth # 2652 - Hazel Mitchell, Illustrator - All-Star Cheerleaders Series

Sponsors :
UNO

Monday, June 25 - 11:00am

11:30am - 12:30pm
Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2610 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2610 - Scott Hutchins, Author - A Working Theory of Love

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Lee & Low Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2436
Description :

Booth # 2436 - John Parra, Illustrator - Gracias ~ Thanks

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Penguin Young Readers Group Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2616 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2616 - Marie Lu, Author - Legend

Sponsors :
UNO
10:00am - 12:00pm
Hawthorne Books / PGW Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2566
Description :

Booth # 2566 - David Rocklin, Author - The Luminist

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Random House Children's Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2511
Description :

Booth # 2511 - Tracy Lerner, Author - Jasper Jones

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

Saturday, June 23 - 2:00pm

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

Booth # 2372 - Mike Mullin, Author - Ashen Winter/Ashfall

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

Sunday, June 24 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Random House Children's Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2511
Description :

Booth # 2511 - Chris Raschka, Author/Illustrator - A Ball for Daisy

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 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Scholastic Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2634 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2634 - Dan Santat, Author - Sidekicks

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 - 5:00pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm
StarWalk Kids Media Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2471
Description :

Booth # 2471 - Seymour Simon, Author - Planets Around the Sun

Sponsors :
UNO