Author Event Sessions

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Friday, June 27 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Crystal Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2059
Description :

Daddy, My Favorite Guy
“Daddy, My Favorite Guy” is a beautiful and poignant reassurance of a father’s unconditional love. Daddy cooks, cleans, reads, and plays with his children. He is funny, caring, and understanding. This heartfelt story is told in three rhyming bilingual editions - English and Spanish, English and Chinese, English and Nepali.

A Mom’s Choice Gold Award Winner and a finalist of the 2014 International Latino Book Awards in the Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book and Best Poetry Book categories.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
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
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Rick Najera (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood

2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Dawn Wells (Rowman & Littlefield) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 735
Description :

What Would Mary Ann Do?: A Good Girl's Guide to Life
So, what would Mary Ann do?

As the sweet Mary Ann Summers from Kansas in the hit series Gilligan’s Island, Dawn Wells created a beloved character that still connects with people 50 years later. As the “good girl” among the group of castaways on a tiny island, she was often positioned against the glamorous and exotic Ginger Grant prompting many to ask: Are you a Ginger or a Mary Ann?

This book not only helps readers answer that question for themselves but also sends the inspirational and heartwarming message that yes, good girls do finish first.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Benjamin DeHaven (Midpoint Trade Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 226
Description :

Confessions of a Self-Help Writer
Lunge into a funny, audacious, and devastating work of fiction based on factual events. As much a comedy as a tragedy, “Confessions is a unique piece of literature to be remembered for its originality as much as for its significance as a statement about living life in today’s harsh reality.” Explore the psyche of one of the world's most profound advisors: a Quixotic adventurer who admits freely to lurid depravity, substance abuse, and emotional complexity. Despite personal demons, he’s fooled adherents into a unique reverence and might be responsible for saving more souls than Mother Teresa and Gandhi combined.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Mary Weber (Thomas Nelson) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 511
Description :

Storm Siren
Seventeen-year-old slave girl, Nym, should not exist. In a world where Elementals are only born male, and always killed at birth, she is an anomaly at best. At worst, people around her die.

Nym must decide whom to trust as she’s unleashed into a world of assassins and political betrayal surrounding a young king fighting for his throne, a tired nation that has forgotten its calling, and her handsome tutor whose dark secrets could destroy both her people and her heart.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Chris Campanioni (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Going Down

2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Laura Lane McNeal (Penguin Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 449
Description :

Dollbaby
A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Manuel Ramos (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Desperado: A Mile High Noir

2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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
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
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Elizabeth Little (Penguin Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 449
Description :

Dear Daughter
A sensational debut thriller featuring an unforgettable heroine who just might have murdered her mother.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Helen Foster James (Sleeping Bear Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 224
Description :

Grandma Loves You!
Grandma Loves You! is the special story of a grandmother’s heartfelt affection for her new grandchild. In enchanting woodland scenes, Grandma Bunny joyously welcomes the new arrival. Grandmothers and grandchildren can share this story together over and over again.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ken Setterington (Orca Book Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 654
Description :

Branded by the Pink Triangle
Before the rise of the Nazi party, Germany, especially Berlin, was one of the most tolerant places for homosexuals in the world. But that all changed when the Nazis came to power. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews and the pink triangle sewn onto prison uniforms became the symbol of the persecution of homosexuals. A mix of historical research, first-person accounts and individual stories brings this time to life for young readers. Stories of bravery, friendship and the perseverance of the human spirit will educate and inspire.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Toni Yuly (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 522
Description :

Early Bird
Early Bird wakes up before the sun. She is hungry. What will she have for breakfast?

With language that emphasizes action words, this is a fun story for morning, nighttime, any time.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Black Ice
Danger is hard to resist in this sexy thriller from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Shirin Yim Bridges (Goosebottom Books / PGW) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 322
Description :

Agrippina "Atrocious and Ferocious"
From ALA Top 10 Nonfiction Series, The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Dastardly Dames, AGRIPPINA "ATROCIOUS AND FEROCIOUS" brings to life an ambitious Roman empress who murdered and married her way to the throne—and to being declared a goddess. She made many enemies, including her own son, the emperor Nero. But was there also something in her to admire?

Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story by Ezra Jack Keats award-winning author Shirin Yim Bridges, bring to life a dastardly dame whose lust for power lost her the love of her people, and eventually, her life.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Gail Jarrow (Boyds Mills Press/Highlights Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 569
Description :

RED MADNESS How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat

One hundred years ago, a mysterious disease called pellagra spread across the American South. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. Millions of men, women, and children were left weak, disfigured, insane and in some cases, dead. Many were also left to worry -- would they be pellagra's next victims?

Author Gail Jarrow closely tracks this devastating disease using vivid photographs and actual cases, and she reveals the story of the doctors, researchers, and public health officials who struggled to stop the epidemic. STARRED REVIEWS -- School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kekla Magoon (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 523
Description :

How It Went Down
When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. In the aftermath of Tariq's death, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up. By the day, new twists and turns further obscure the truth.
In their own words, they grapple for a way to say with certainty: This is how it went down.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meet the Authors: Caitlin Doughty (W. W. Norton & Company) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 616
Description :

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory
Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty-a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre-took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life's work. With an original voice that combines fearless curiosity and mordant wit, Caitlin tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters, gallows humor, and vivid characters (both living and very dead). In the spirit of her popular Web series, "Ask a Mortician," Caitlin's engaging narrative style makes this otherwise scary topic both approachable and profound.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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