Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 28 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Deborah Wiles (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Freedom Summer
Joe and John Henry are a lot alike. They both like shooting marbles, they both want to be firemen, and they both love to swim. But there's one important way they're different: Joe is white and John Henry is black, and in the South in 1964, that means John Henry isn't allowed to do everything his best friend is. Then a law is passed that forbids segregation and opens the town pool to everyone. Joe and John Henry are so excited they race each other there...only to discover that it takes more than a new law to change people's hearts.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Debra Fine (Midpoint Trade Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 226
Description :

Beyond Texting: The Fine Art of Face-to-Face Communication for Teenagers
Beyond Texting is the first book for teens to explain how to be plugged in without neglecting the necessity and power of physical, human interaction. Even the most outgoing teen may find a job interview, first date or meeting with a teacher to be challenging because of lack of skill. Offering practical advice and cheat sheets Beyond Texting strives to help teens balance their digital and real world image and relationships.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Denette Fretz (Zonderkidz) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 508
Description :

Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door
The tale of a young boy who can't wait to start cowboy training at his Uncle Clint's ranch. But Conrad soon realizes he has a lot to learn - including don't squat with spurs on and never wave your red sweatshirt at a bull. To make matters worse, Imogene Louise Lathrup, the cowgirl next door, shows up and is all too happy to point out Conrad's shortcomings. In the follow-up to their debut hit Pirates on the Farm, author Denette Fretz and illustrator Gene Barretta team up once again to tell a humorous tale about loving your neighbor.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Denise Brennan-Nelson (Sleeping Bear Press/Cherry Lake Publishing) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 224
Description :

Teach Me To Love
Animal or human, babies are eager to learn new things, especially about our great big world and life in general. Now these tender
"Teach me how to..." moments between parent and offspring come to life in animal family photos and gentle verse.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 9:00am

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

Tu Guía Interior: El Camino Más Rápido Para Volver a Casa
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Diane Cook (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 502
Description :

Man V. Nature

Told with perfect rhythm and unyielding brutality, these stories expose unsuspecting men and women to the realities of nature, the primal instincts of man, and the dark humor and heartbreak of our struggle to not only thrive, but survive. In Diane Cook’s perilous worlds, the quotidian surface conceals an unexpected surreality that illuminates different facets of our curious, troubling, and bewildering behavior.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Dianne de las Casas (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 342
Description :

Cinderellaphant

An adaptation of the traditional tale of Cinderella with animals rather than humans as characters.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Don Tate (Charlesbridge) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 557
Description :

The Cart that Carried Martin
The strength and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. permeates this picture book about the funeral of Dr. King in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1968. Quiet, yet affecting, The Cart That Carried Martin is a unique tribute to the life of a man known world-wide for his outstanding efforts as a leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:45am
Meet the Authors: Don Tate (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 626
Description :

It Jes' Happened
It Jes' Happened is an award-winning picture book biography of folk artist Bill Traylor, who began drawing as a homeless man in his eighties and became one of the most important folk artists in America. Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Honor and named one of Booklist's Top Ten Biographies for Youth.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

The Bully Pulpit

One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. “A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue” (Associated Press).

The gap between rich and poor has never been wider…legislative stalemate paralyzes the country…corporations resist federal regulations…spectacular mergers produce giant companies…the influence of money in politics deepens…bombs explode in crowded streets…small wars proliferate far from our shores…a dizzying array of inventions speeds the pace of daily life.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Dorothy Hearst (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Secrets of the Wolves
The rules of the Wide Valley wolves were clear: Never consort with humans; never kill a human unprovoked; never allow a mixed-blood wolf to live.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Doyin Richards (Independent Publishers Group / Jolly Fish Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 232
Description :

Daddy Doin' Work: Empowering Mothers to Evolve Fatherhood
From Doyin Richards, the popular blogger and Huffington Post, CNN, and The TODAY Show contributor, Daddy Doin’ Work answers questions about fatherhood many women want to know in a no-nonsense, entertaining style. Richards exposes manipulative secrets of deadbeat dads, offers practical tips to help hardworking dads understand that being a father encompasses more than paying the bills, and provides methods to ensure that amazing dads stay on track. Women will be forced to take a long look in the mirror to determine if they’re part of the solution or part of the problem in shaping the behavior of modern fathers.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
By Pura Belpré Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh comes the only picture book that tells the inspiring tale of Sylvia Mendez. Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a “Whites only” school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 9:00am

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

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Dylan Landis (Soho Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 646
Description :

Rainey Royals
Soho's lead literary title for the fall, Rainey Royal is told in 14 narratives of scarred and luminous beauty that build into a fiercely powerful novel: the harrowing, heartbreaking and ultimately affirming story of a young artist.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 30 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: E.B. Lewis (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
Experience the joy of Juneteenth in this celebration of freedom from the award-winning team of Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis. Told in Angela Johnson’s signature melodic style and brought to life by E.B. Lewis’s striking paintings, All Different Now is a joyous portrait of the dawn breaking on the darkest time in our nation’s history.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: e.E. Charlton-Trujillo (Candlewick Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 602
Description :

Fat Angie
Her sister was captured in Iraq, she’s the resident laughingstock at school, and her therapist tells her to count instead of eat. Can a daring new girl in her life really change anything? 2014 Stonewall Book Award Winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: E.K. Johnston (Lerner Publishing Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 623
Description :

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim
There have always been dragons. As far back as history is told, men and women have fought them, loyally defending their villages.

But dragons and humans have one thing in common: an insatiable appetite for fossil fuels. From the moment Henry Ford hired his first dragon slayer, no small town was safe. Dragon slayers flocked to cities, leaving more remote areas unprotected.

Such was Trondheim's fate until Owen Thorskard arrived. At sixteen, with dragons advancing and his grades plummeting, Owen faced impossible odds—armed only with a sword, his legacy, and the classmate who agreed to be his bard.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ed Lin (Soho Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 646
Description :

Ghost Month
Taipei, Taiwan: A young man who grudgingly runs a dumpling stand in a bustling night market learns his high school girlfriend has been murdered--and that for some reason, the police aren't investigating. He won't rest until he finds out what really happened.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Eileen G. Harrington (ALA Store) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

Exploring Environmental Science with Children and Teens
In this intriguing book Harrington offers a selection of unique programming ideas that not only entertain but also arm children and teens with information about environmental issues. There’s no need to have a particular background in science to use this all-in-one resource.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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