Author Event Sessions

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Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Meg Wolitzer (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

From New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer comes her debut YA novel, a breathtaking and surprising story about first love, deep sorrow, and the power of acceptance.

Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Paul Fleischman (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 503
Description :

The acclaimed, best-selling story of thirteen very different people who start a garden as strangers, and come away a community.

Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Avi (Mackin Educational Resources) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1643
Description :

Seer of Shadows & Ragweed
14-year-old Horace Carpetine is an apprentice to a New York City photographer who tries to get rich pretending to photograph the images of ghosts. Although Horace firmly believes in rationality, he takes a portrait of wealthy society matron Mrs. Frederick Von Macht and sees the ghost of her dead daughter, Eleanora. He soon discovers that Eleanora wants revenge for the way she died. / Ragweed is determined to see the world. He leaves his family and cozy country home and sets off by train for the big city.cunning, carnivorous cats!

Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 6:00pm

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 :
American Library Association (ALA)

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.