Author Event Sessions

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Sunday, June 24 - 9:00am

9:30am - 10:30am
Disney-Hyperion Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2463
Description :

Booth # 2463 - John Rocco, Author/Illustrator - BLACKOUT

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Abrams Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2449
Description :

Booth # 2449 - Duncan Tonatiuh, Author/Illustrator - Diego Rivera: His World and Ours

Sponsors :
UNO

Friday, June 22 - 6:00pm

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Abrams Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2449
Description :

Booth # 2449 - Tom Angleberger, Author - Fake Mustache/ Origami Yoda series

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2367
Description :

Booth # 2367 - Earl Sewell, Author - BACK TO ME

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Abingdon Press Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #1247
Description :

Booth # 1247 - Carolyn Zane, Author - Beyond the Storm

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Boyds Mills Press Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2435
Description :

Booth # 2435 - Larry Dane Brimner, Author - Black & White: The Confrontation between Reverand Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene Bull Connor

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Kane Miller/Usborne Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2652 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2652 - Anastasia Suen, Author - All-Star Cheerleaders Series

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Geek Alert! Your Brain on Science and Technology Author Event, Program Anaheim Convention Center
202A
Description :

Science and technology are changing our lives in wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful) ways. Join best-selling authors of the genre, including Sam Kean, Paul Zak, Lawrence Joseph, and Jonathan D. Moreno, as they talk about their latest books. A book signing will follow with most books given away free! Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert, will moderate the panel.

Saturday, June 23 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Holiday House Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2550
Description :

Booth # 2550 - Steve Bjorkman, Author/Illustrator - DINOSAURS DON'T, DINOSAURS DO: An I Like to Read� Book

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Abrams Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2449
Description :

Booth # 2449 - Matthew Cordell, Illustrator - Bat and Rat

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
HarperCollins Children's Books Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2558
Description :

Booth # 2558 - Mo Willems, Author - Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator!

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
George R. R. Martin and Blake Charlton - Traveling the Spectrum: From Interstellar Adventures to Epic Fantasy, the influence of Science Fiction and Fantasy on the world today Author Event, Program, Speaker series Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom A
Description :

Science Fiction and Fantasy are ever increasingly mainstream genres. Is this because authors are gearing their works towards a wider audience, or is it because big budget films and television shows are spotlighting the genres? As a means for social commentary, what do modern works have to say about the society that gave them birth? Come listen to George R. R. Martin and Blake Charlton (both courtesy of Tor Publishing) speak on the subject.

Saturday, June 23 - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lerner Publishing Group Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2228
Description :

Booth # 2228 - James Burks, Author - Beep and Bah

Sponsors :
UNO

Friday, June 22 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
ABC-CLIO Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #1608 (14)
Description :

Booth # 1608 - Kristin Fontichiaro, Author - Growing Schools: Librarians as Professional Developers

Sponsors :
UNO
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2534
Description :

Booth # 2534 - Matthew Cordell, Author - Another Brother; Justin Case

Sponsors :
UNO

Sunday, June 24 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year Author Event, Program Anaheim Convention Center
204B
Description :

Listen to some of the year’s best authors discuss their works and the craft of writing while enjoying the company of other book lovers. This event is free and open to all book lovers! Visit http://www.literarytastes.com for news.

This year's authors are:

Erin Morgenstern, author of "The Night Circus"
Candice Millard, author of "Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President”
Mark Adams, author of "Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time”
Russell Banks, author of "Lost Memory of Skin"

This event is free and open to all book lovers! Visit http://www.literarytastes.com for news on confirmed author appearances and other exciting adult book news.

Saturday, June 23 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2401
Description :

Booth # 2401 - Cornelia Funke, Author - Reckless, Ghost Knight

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:30am - 11:00am
Consortium Book Sales Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2567
Description :

Booth # 2567 - Kyczy Hawk, Author - Yoga and the Twelve Steps

Sponsors :
UNO

Friday, June 22 - 6:00pm

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Author Event Author Event Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2534 (2)
Description :

Booth # 2534 - Julie Halpern, Author - Have a Nice Day

Sponsors :
UNO

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Auditorium Speaker: Teens Making a Difference ft. William Kamkwamba and Talia Leman Author Event, Speaker series Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom DE
Description :

William Kamkwamba grew up in Malawi believing that magic ruled the world and hardship dominated life. The story of how he achieved his dream of bringing electricity, light, and the promise of a better life to his family and his village—despite financial obstacles, technical difficulties, needing to teach himself physics, and overcome local superstitions—is told in the New York Times best-seller (co-authored with Bryan Mealer), The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope. Kamkwamba shares his vision for “a new kind of Africa, a place of leaders instead of victims, a home of innovation rather than charity.” He has appeared on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CSPAN Book-TV, and NPR, and has addressed audiences at the 2008 World Economic Forum, multiple times at TED, and at schools and universities across the globe. A 2007 TED Global Fellow, he was a student in the inaugural class of the Pan-African Leadership Academy in South Africa.

Talia Leman has orchestrated the philanthropic efforts of 12 million children on four continents. At the age of 12, she raised over $10 million for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, ranking in the top three of all fundraisers, including major international organizations and corporations. She has since raised money for water projects on three continents, built schools in Cambodia, and is currently spearheading a Japan relief effort with children around the world. Through the nonprofit organization RandomKid, frequent speaking engagements, and now a new book, Leman provides tools that equip kids for life-changing philanthropic activities. A former national ambassador for UNICEF, she is a recipient of the National Jefferson Award, World of Children's Founder’s Youth Award, regarded as the "Nobel Prize” for efforts that serve the world’s children, and the International Youth Talent Award from the European Union and the Spanish government of Extremadura.

Please note Gaby Rodriguez will not be able to attend the conference.
Gaby Rodriguez (now 18 and a college student) made national headlines in 2011 as the 17-year-old high school senior from Toppenish, WA, who revealed she had faked a pregnancy for a class project—a story that became the book and Lifetime movie The Pregnancy Project. In it, she shares her experience growing up in the shadow of low expectations, reveals how she was able to fake her own pregnancy, and what she learned from the experience. Raised by a single mother, with seven brothers and sisters, Rodriguez was told growing up that she would end up a teen mother, like her own mother and older sisters had. She had other ambitions, and the question that sparked her project was: how would she be perceived if she "lived down" to others expectations about the path her life would take? She received the regional ACLU award for Youth Activist.
The authors appears courtesy of Simon & Schuster and Penguin Young Readers.
Book signing outside Ballroom immediately following event.

Sponsors :
ALA