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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Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Belinda Vesquez Garcia (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Return of the Bones
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 12:30am

12:30am - 1:30am
Meet the Authors: John Searles (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 502
Description :

Help for the Haunted
The author of the critically acclaimed Boy Still Missing and Strange but True returns with an unforgettable story of a most unusual family, their deep secrets, their harrowing tragedy, and ultimately, a daughter’s discovery of a dark and unexpected mystery.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Frank Cammuso (Candlewick Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 602
Description :

Otto's Backwards Day
Otto the contrary cat battles to get his stolen birthday back in this second team effort from Frank Cammuso and Jay Lynch.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ally Condie (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

Atlantia
The much-awaited new book and new world from #1 bestselling author of the Matched trilogy.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Robert A Chavez Jr. (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

The Magic of México
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Mo Willems (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 503
Description :

That is Not a Good Idea!
One day, a very hungry fox meets a very plump goose. A dinner invitation is offered. Will dinner go as planned? Or do the dinner plans involve a secret ingredient . . . ?(Don’t forget to listen to the baby geese!)From the brilliant mind of Mo Willems comes a surprising lesson about listening to your inner gosling.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kate DiCamillo & K.G. Campbell (Candlewick Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 602
Description :

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventure
A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo, interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by K. G. Campbell. Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Margi Preus (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

West of the Moon
Newbery Honor winner Margi Preus expertly weaves original fiction with myth and folktale to tell the story of Astri, a young Norwegian girl desperate to join her father in America.
After being separated from her sister and sold to a cruel goat farmer, Astri makes a daring escape. She quickly retrieves her sister, and, armed with a troll treasure, a book of spells and curses, and a possibly magic hairbrush, they set off for America; steadily making their way east of the sun and west of the moon.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sandra Elaine Scott (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Mañana Starts Today: Affirmations to Jumpstart Your Heart, Mind and Soul
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Frank Cammuso (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Big Birthday Bash
Young witch Salem Hyde is stubborn, impulsive, and loves flying. Her cat companion, Whammy, is nervous, careful, and loves staying on the ground. Somehow, though, they’re best friends. In this second book in the series, Salem is invited to a birthday party, and she wants to make sure everything goes perfectly. But from the invitations to the presents, party games, and spells gone awry, nothing happens exactly the way it should, and she’ll need Whammy’s help to sort it all out.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Candice Keimig (ABDO) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1071
Description :

Magic Readers
18 ALL-NEW leveled readers with photo-realistic illustrations for grades PreK–2 from Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jeannette L Clariond (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Cuaderno de Chihuahua
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Jaime Alvarez (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

The Collective Works of Jaime Alvarez: Featuring "Sayings of My Mother"
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle
Lunch Lady and Betty have been unceremoniously cut from the school budget, and the timing couldn't be worse—the villains from all nine of her previous adventures are worming their way back into Thompson Brook with a masterfully devious plan. Will the Breakfast Bunch still be able to count on Lunch Lady's superhero gadgets and abilities to save the school, or are they on their own? Don't miss Lunch Lady's swashbuckling finale!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Adele Griffin (Soho Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 646
Description :

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
In this ingenious fictional take on the celebrity bio, 17-year-old graffiti artist and media sensation Addison Stone has apparently committed suicide. Everyone in her life has something to say about it, and each testimony contains a piece of the puzzle behind her tragic death.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
ALCTS presents Sub-Librarians Scion of the Baker Street Irregulars Author Event, Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N254
Description :

Two Decades with The Beekeeper's Apprentice and Sherlock Holmes

Laurie R. King will speak to the Sub-Librarians and all Sherlockians and mystery fans Monday morning. Celebrating the Twentieth anniversary of the first of Mary Russell's memoirs, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Laurie will talk about the adventures shared by Russell and the World's Greatest Consulting Detective.

This program is sponsored by ALCTS (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services).

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (from The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, named one of the 20th century’s best crime novels by the IMBA, to 2014′s Dreaming Spies). She has won or been nominated for an alphabet of prizes from Agatha to Wolfe, been chosen as guest of honor at several crime conventions, and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar and an honorary doctorate in theology. She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010, as “The Red Circle”. From the author's website.

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Saturday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Anne L Broyles (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Arturo and the Navidad Birds
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Linda Joy Singleton (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 517
Description :

Snow Dog, Sand Dog
In this whimsical book a young girl suffering from allergies uses her crafty nature and imagination to create a dog for each season. She builds a dog out of snow in winter, sand in summer, leaves in fall, and flowers in spring!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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