Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 28 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Let Our Rejoicing Rise - 45 Years of the Coretta Scott King Book Award: A Conversation With Past and Present Winners Author Event Paris
Champagne 4
Description :

Since its inception in 1969, the Coretta Scott King Book Award has grown from a small point of light on the publishing landscape to a brilliant star among the galaxy of prizes that celebrate the most notable works of literature for children and young adults. The award highlights the works of African American authors and illustrators, and has served as a vibrant example of the importance of books depicting African Americans. In this enlightening dialogue, publisher and author, Andrea Davis Pinkney, speaks with past and present award recipients who reflect on the Coretta Scott King Book Award’s history, impact, scope, and future ― and who share their behind-the-book recollections on the creation of their winning titles.

Scheduled to appear:
- Bryan Collier
- Nikki Grimes
- Patricia McKissack
- Kadir Nelson
- Theodore Taylor III
- Rita Williams-Garcia

5:00-5:45pm - Reception - Versailles 1 & 2
6:00-7:00pm - Program - Champagne 4

PLEASE NOTE: Attendance is limited to invited guests of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee.

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Amelia Bloomer Project and Rainbow Project Author Panel Author Event Caesars Palace
Neopolitan IV
Description :

The Amelia Bloomer Project (FTF/SRRT) and the Rainbow Project (SRRT/GLBTRT) are collaborating for the first on an exciting author panel. Two authors with works on the Amelia Bloomer Project list will speak: William Klaber, author of The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell, and Rita Williams-Garcia, author of P.S. Be Eleven and One Crazy Summer, from the 2014 and 2011 lists respectively. The powerful way these authors treat social injustices stemming from racial and gender discrimination and gender non-conformity in their writing suggest they will be compelling speakers.

Tim Federle is the author of Better Late than Never, a Stonewall Honor book, and it's sequel Five, Six, Seven Nate! Sara Farizan is the author of If You Could Be Mine, which recently won a Lambda Literary Award, as well as the upcoming Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel. Both authors were on the 2014 Rainbow List.

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Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Patricia McKissack (Scholastic) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 403
Description :

Days of Jubilee
Biography - Non-Fiction

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Laini Taylor (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 422
Description :

Dreams of Gods & Monsters

In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known.

When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Melissa Landers (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 603
Description :

Invaded ARCs
The romantic sequel to Alienated takes long-distance relationships to a new level as Cara and Aelyx long for each other from opposite ends of the universe...until a terrifying threat to both their worlds reunites them.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Leigh Bardugo (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 523
Description :

Ruin and Rising
Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for. Ruin and Rising is the thrilling final installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Shari Shattuck (Penguin Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 449
Description :

Invisible Ellen

A remarkable novel about personal transformation, morality, the power of friendship, and the human need for connection with others.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Elaine Viets (Penguin Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 449
Description :

Catnapped!
The latest in the Dead-End Job Mystery series, featuring Husband and wife PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Heidi E. Buchanan & Beth McDonough (ALA Store) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide
The keys are communicating clearly with the course instructor, developing a realistic plan, and employing effective teaching strategies. With more than 30 years' combined experience in teaching information literacy, Buchanan and McDonough invite librarians to turn everyday challenges into instruction that is meaningful and relevant for students.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Dianne de las Casas (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 342
Description :

Cinderellaphant

An adaptation of the traditional tale of Cinderella with animals rather than humans as characters.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
First Author, First Book: Veteran & Rookies Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
N220
Description :

A best-selling veteran author and debut authors will speak about their books and writing experiences. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program - your chance to get a signed first edition or ARC from tomorrow's literary star! Authors include Jim McGinty, Will Thomas, Adi Alsaid, Oscar Goodman, and Kimberly Elkins. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Julie Downing (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 322
Description :

Don't Turn the Page!
Two bedtime stories in one, playing on the idea of who's reading about whom with a surprise ending.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Maegan Beaumont (Midnight Ink/Llewellyn) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 235
Description :

Sacrificial Muse
Detective Sabrina Vaughn is fighting to get her life back to normal after a reporter spills her life story and creates a media storm around her.
When nine red roses start showing up on her desk addressed to Calliope, Sabrina realizes that a new killer is targeting her. She is his chosen muse, and the Fates require a sacrifice.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:15am - 11:45am
Meet the Authors: Rashin Kheiriyeh (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 342
Description :

Two Parrots

Rashin’s colorful and lively illustrations bring a fresh and distinctive perspective to this thoughtful classic about what is most important in life.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 27 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Duplicate: Meet the Authors: Jane Cleland (Macmillan-Adult) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 528
Description :

Duplicate session, please see http://ala14.ala.org/node/15832

Blood Rubies
The ninth book in Jane K. Cleland's mystery series featuring an amateur sleuth/antiques appraiser in New Hampshire

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Vince Vawter (Random House Children's books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

Paperboy
Newbery Honor Award Winner!

For fans of To Kill a Mockingbird, The King's Speech, and The Help. A boy who stutters comes-of-age in the segregated South, during the summer that changes his life.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sue Ann Jaffarian (Midnight Ink/Llewellyn) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 235
Description :

Secondhand Stiff: The Odelia Grey Mysteries
Thanksgiving with her fault-finding mother has Odelia Grey stewing in her own juices. But her husband's cousin Ina--who shows up to dinner alone with ugly bruises--clearly has it worse.
Odelia, her mother, and Ina decide to go to an auction but the thrill of bargain hunting gives way to tragedy when Ina's husband is found inside a storage locker--dead.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sarah Ban Breathnach (Perseus Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 335
Description :

The Best Part of the Day

In her international bestseller Simple Abundance, Sarah Ban Breathnach inspired millions of women to find happiness in each day of their lives. Now Breathnach is back with her first children’s book: The Best Part of the Day. Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, this “good night” story encourages children to find at least one moment in each day that is worthy of celebration. The Best Part of the Day is the perfect addition to any family’s nighttime routine.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Lin Pradey (Pardey Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1346B
Description :

Bull Canyon, A Boatbuilder a Writer and Other Wildlife
A tale of accidental homesteading set 50 miles south of Los Angeles during the financial crisis of the 1980’s. Lin, with her husband has just returned from years of wandering the oceans of the world to build a new boat and a financial nest-egg. She finds herself caught up in the politics of land ownership, the complex relationships of a small community facing change and the responsibilities of being a daughter, wife and sole breadwinner.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Esther Ehrlich (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

Nest
For fans of Jennifer Holm, a heartfelt and unforgettable middle-grade novel about an irresistible girl and her family, tragic change, and the healing power of love and friendship. In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi “Chirp” Orenstein, her older sister, Rachel; her psychiatrist father; and her dancer mother. But then Chirp’s mom develops symptoms of a serious disease, and everything changes.

Nest is Esther Ehrlich’s stunning debut novel. Her lyrical writing is honest, humorous, and deeply affecting.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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