Author Event Sessions

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Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

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

In New York
Marc Brown now calls New York City home, and with In New York, he shares his love for all that the city has to offer and all that it stands for, including the way it's always changing and evolving. From its earliest days as New Amsterdam to the contemporary wonders of Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building, to the kid-appealing subway, High Line, and so much more, Marc's rollicking text and gorgeous illustrations showcase what he's come to adore about New York.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Jason Rodriguez (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 343
Description :

Colonial Comics
Colonial Comics is a graphic novel collection of twenty stories focusing on the colonial period from 1620 through 1750 in New England. Created in partnership with the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Concord Museum, these illustrated stories focus on tales you cannot find in history books. Includes stories about free thinkers, Pequots, Jewish settlers, female business owners and dedicated school teachers, whales and livestock, slavery and frontiers, and many other aspects of colonial life.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 5:30pm

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

Señor Pancho Had a Rancho

2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Kirstin Cronn Mills (Lerner Publishing Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 623
Description :

Transgender Lives: Complex Stories, Complex Voices
Meet Katie, Hayden, Dean, Brooke, David, Julia, and Natasha. Each of these transgender individuals tell how they came to understand, accept, and express their gender identities, as well as the sorrows and successes they experienced.

Transgender Lives helps you understand what it means to be trans* in America while learning more about transgender history, the broad spectrum of transgender identities, and the transition process. Explore the challenges transgender Americans face, including discrimination, prejudice, bullying and violence, unequal access to medical care, and limited legal protections. For transgender readers, these stories offer support and encouragement.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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 - 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.

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