Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Friday, June 28 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Barb Rosenstock (Boyds Mills Press) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2009 - 2010
Description :

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Carla Killough McClafferty (Lerner Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1820
Description :

Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment-- An increasing body of evidence is showing that football as it’s played today may be inherently detrimental to brain health. A century ago football faced a similar existential crisis and narrowly avoided becoming illegal. Can football be saved a second time?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Dorothy Stoltz (ALA Store) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1224
Description :

"Tender Topics: Picture Books About Childhood Challenges" is an essential guide for parents that brings reading, early literacy, child development issues, and picture books together. It advises parents who are wondering how to talk to their young child about difficult topics such as death, loneliness, or fear.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Elizabeth Hoyt (Romance Writers of America) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2342
Description :

Lord of Darkness

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Helen Foster James & Virginia Shin Mui Loh (Sleeping Bear Press) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2448
Description :

Paper Son -
In 1926, 12-year-old Fu Lee lives with his grandparents
in a small village in China. He lives with his grandparents
because his parents are dead.

Before Fu Lee’s parents died, they spent all of their money
buying a “paper son slot” for him to go to America. Being
a “paper son” means pretending to be the son of a family
already in America. If Fu Lee goes, he will have the chance
for a better life, but first he must pass the test at Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Julianne Donaldson (Shadow Mountain) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1960
Description :

Blackmoore is a regency romance that tells the story of a young woman struggling to learn how to follow her heart. It is Wuthering Heights meets Little Women with a delicious must-read twist.
Kate Worthington knows she can never have her heart's desire and so believes she will never marry. But her meddlesome mother has other plans. Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore, set on the craggy cliffs of the English seashore, where she must face the truth and the man that has kept her heart captive.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Nancy Keene (Childhood Cancer Guides) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 151
Description :

Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future.

Library Journal *starred* review.

325,000 children, teens, and adults in the United States are survivors of childhood cancer. The surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and stem cell transplants used to cure children can affect growing bodies and developing minds. Two-thirds of survivors have late effects from treatment––20% of which are life threatening or disabling.

Our book helps survivors learn about these potential problems, so they can identify, cope with, or treat them early if they do develop. Woven throughout the text are practical and poignant stories from 100 survivors and their families.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Paul O. Zelinsky (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2407
Description :

Z IS FOR MOOSE

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sally M. Walker (Lerner Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1820
Description :

Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World-- Sally Walker blends science and history with firsthand accounts from scientists working to reveal the secrets lying buried with Kennewick Man, a paleo-American skeleton discovered in Washington in the late 1990s.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting (ALA Store) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1224
Description :

"Storytimes for Everyone! Developing Young Children’s Language and Literacy" builds on the concepts introduced in the second edition of the ALSC/PLA Every Child Ready to Read® initiative, offering practical suggestions for incorporating early literacy information and strategies into the storytime setting.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 28 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Bleak New World: YA Authors Decode Dystopia Author Event Sheraton Chicago
Sheraton Ballroom 5
Description :

Join Booklist Publications for this year’s Books for Youth forum, featuring a stellar lineup of YA authors, who will discuss the wildly popular genre of dystopian literature for teens. Speakers will include: Lois Lowry, Cory Doctorow, Veronica Roth, and Patrick Ness.

Sponsors :

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Jaron Lanier Author Event, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
S100a
Description :

The revolutionary ways in which technology has transformed our culture have also transformed and continue to transform libraries. Bestselling author of “You Are Not a Gadget,” the father of virtual reality, and one of the most influential thinkers of our time, Jaron Lanier has drawn on his expertise and experience as a computer scientist, musician, and digital media pioneer to predict these changes for decades.

Lanier kicks off the Auditorium Speaker Series talking about his visionary reckoning with the effects network technologies have had on our economy, asserting that the rise of digital networks led our economy into recession and decimated the middle class—an argument laid out in his new book, “Who Owns the Future?” Now, as technology flattens more and more industries—from media to medicine to manufacturing—we are facing even greater challenges to employment and personal wealth, challenges that affect libraries and librarians in a multitude of ways. Lanier charts an alternative to allowing technology to own our future, outlining a path toward a new information economy that will stabilize the middle class and allow it to grow, making the point that he considers it time for ordinary people to be rewarded for what they do and share on the web.

The ideas and questions in “Who Owns the Future?” are insightful and provocative for everyone who lives a part of their lives online—which surely includes every ALA Annual Conference attendee.

Sponsored by Simon & Schuster

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 9:30am
Book Buzz Theater featuring Tor Author Event, Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
S104b
Description :

Editors Susan Chang and Melissa Frain will present upcoming releases from the Starscape middle grade, Tor Teen young adult, and Tor adult lists for Fall 2013, along with highlights from Spring/Summer 2013. ARCs and finished books will be available.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
DUPLICATE: Graphic Novel Stage - Spotlight on Gene Yang Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Please add http://ala13.ala.org/node/12682 to your schedule instead of this one.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 10:00am
Graphic Novel Stage - Spotlight on Gene Yang Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Gene Yang, author of the Printz Award-Winning graphic novel American Born Chinese, discusses his latest work -- the graphic novel Boxers & Saints, his first solo author/illustrator graphic novel since ABC. Boxers & Saints tells the story of China's Boxer Rebellion, from two sides of the conflict. In this spotlight, Gene Yang discusses his inspiration for this book and his creative process.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Camron Wright (Shadow Mountain) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1960
Description :

The Rent Collector
The story of a young mother, Sang Ly, struggling to survive by picking through garbage in Cambodia's largest municipal dump. Under threat of eviction by an embittered old drunk who is charged with collecting rents from the poor of Stung Meanchey, Sang Ly embarks on a desperate journey to save her ailing son from a life of ignorance and poverty. It’s a tale of discovery and redemption in which she learns that literature, like hope, is found in the most unexpected places.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Elisabeth Dahl (ABRAMS Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2005
Description :

Genie Wishes

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Kate DiCamillo & K.G. Campbell (Candlewick Press) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2626
Description :

advanced reading copies of FLORA AND ULYSSES: THE ILLUMINATED ADVENTURES

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Marilyn Singer (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2320
Description :

Mirror, Mirror
Follow, Follow

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:15am - 10:15am
Meet the Authors: Jonathan Friesen (Zondervan) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2307
Description :

Aquifer-

In the year 2250, a ruling class controls the entire world by controlling the only source of hydration, buried deep underground---and they also control the flow of knowledge. While the Wise Ones can monitor the Topper world above and the “Water Rat” mines below, there’s one boy they can’t watch, and he has the passion and knowledge to find a crucial prophecy and potentially change the world.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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