Author Event Sessions

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Sunday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
YA Author Coffee Klatch [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom C
Description :

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA's five literary awards. Librarians will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk! Participating authors include: Josephine Angelini, Paolo Bacigalupi, Leigh Bardugo, Jessica Brody, Ally Condie, Jim Di Bartolo, Matt de la Pena, Matt Dembicki, Becca Fitzpatrick, Jonathan Friesen, Carol Goodman, Alan Gratz, Claudia Gray, Collen Gleason, Ryan Graudin, Nathan Hale, Jenny Han, PJ Hoover, Katherine Howe, Lindsey Leavitt, Marie Lu, Jonathan Maberry, Lauren Myracle, Blake Nelson, Jandy Nelson, Caragh O'Brien, Mary Pearson, Jason Reynolds, Graham Salisbury, Neal Shusterman, Jon Scieszka, Marcus Sedgwick, Clare Vanderpool, Scott Westerfeld, Cat Winters, and Meg Wolitzer.

Cost :
25

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Quirky Books for Quirky Librarians Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
N252
Description :

A panel of authors who have stepped around, through, and outside of the box will discuss their wonderfully offbeat subjects in this popular program. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program. Authors include Ben Parzybok, Jennifer Holland, Ian Doesher, Andrew Mayne, Liz Climo, and Caitlin Dougherty. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Yuyi Morales (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 522
Description :

Nino Wrestles the World
Señoras y Señores, put your hands together for the fantastic, spectacular, one of a kind . . . Niño! Fwap! Slish! Bloop! Krunch! He takes down his competition in a single move! No opponent is too big a challenge for the cunning skills of Niño—popsicle eater, toy lover, somersault expert, and world champion lucha libre competitor!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Yuyi Morales (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 342
Description :

Nino Wrestles the World

Lucha Libre champion Nino has no trouble fending off monstrous opponents, but when his little sisters awaken from their naps, he is in for a no-holds-barred wrestling match that will truly test his skills.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ying Compestine & Vinson Compestine (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier
In this action-packed adventure and coming-of-age story that finely weaves fact and fiction, thirteen-year-old Ming lives in a small village in Maoist China in the 1970s. His father is convinced that Emperor Qin’s tomb—and the life-size terra-cotta army created to serve and protect the emperor in the afterlife—lies hidden in the hills around them. But if Ming’s father doesn’t prove it soon, the town’s Political Officer will condemn him to the brutal labor camps. Ming comes to see how he can save both the terra-cotta soldiers and his father from the corrupt Political Officer and his Communist cronies.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Xavier Garza (Arte Público Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 225
Description :

Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil and Other Stories/Kid Ciclón se enfrenta a el Diablo y otras historias

Cousins Maya and Vincent are thrilled to be ring side at a lucha libre match. Kid Cyclone, the wrestling world’s favorite hero who also happens to be the kids’ beloved uncle, is facing off against a devil-masked opponent, El Diablo. “No masked devil can beat my uncle. Not even the real devil himself,” declares Maya.

But the real devil doesn’t take kindly to such disrespect, and soon Kid Cyclone finds himself fighting the most hellish challenger of all! Popular kids’ book author Xavier Garza returns with another collection of stories featuring spooky characters from Mexican-American folklore.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Whitney A. Miller (Flux/Llewellyn) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 235
Description :

The Violet Hour
Harlow has managed to keep a dark and dangerous secret, even from her best friend and the boy she loves.

She hears a voice in her head that seems to have a mind of its own, plaguing her with violent and bloody visions. It commands her to kill. And the urge to obey is getting harder and harder to control...

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Wayne Batson (Thomas Nelson) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 511
Description :

Dreamtreaders
Book #1 in a trilogy from fantasy author Wayne Thomas Batson explores the concept of dreams and their effects on us.

Fourteen-year-old Archer Keaton discovers he has the ability to enter and explore his dreams. He is a dreamtreader, one of three selected from each generation. Their mission: to protect the waking world from the Nightmare Lord, who wreaks chaos in the Dream World.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

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

Calling Him Dad
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Virginia Kamhi (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Calling Him Dad

2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 9:30am
Meet the Authors: Viola Canales (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

El Gusano de Tequila
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

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 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Victoria Schwab (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 603
Description :

The Unbound
A spellbinding sequel to Victoria Schwab's dark YA novel about an otherworldly library called the Archive, that contains the bodies of everyone who has ever died in the course of human history.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Victoria López (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

The Little King: An Aztec Tale
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 2:30pm

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

The Little King: An Aztec Tale
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Victor González (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Insurgency: 1968 Aztec Walkout
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 30 - 1:00pm

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

Insurgency: 1968 Aztec Walkout
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Victor González (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Insurgency: 1968 Aztec Walkout
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Veronica Reyes (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Chopper! Chopper!
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 27 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Veronica Reyes (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Chopper! Chopper!

2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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