Author Event Sessions

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Sunday, January 26 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Tara Altebrando (Perseus Books) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 640
Description :

The Battle of Darcy Lane
The essence of sum¬mer, adolescence, and change are captured in Tara Altebrando’s middle-grade debut, told in a voice that is true to the tween experience, where everything is felt acutely in a whirlwind of all-or-nothing emotion.

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Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:00am
Book Buzz Theater - Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and Bloomsbury Children’s Books Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and Bloomsbury Children’s Books Present the Latest in Children’s and Teen Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, January 27 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:00am
Book Buzz Theater- The HarperCollins Adult Library Marketing Team Book Spring/Summer 2014 Buzz! Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Listen to Virginia Stanley, Annie Mazes and Amanda Rountree talk about Adult titles from the HarperCollins Spring/Summer 2014 catalog!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:45am
Meet the Authors: Donna Jo Napoli (ABRAMS) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 713
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Book Buzz Theater - Catch the Abrams/Amulet Middle-Grade Buzz: 15 Questions in 15 Minutes Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Did you ever wonder what your favorite author’s favorite ____ is? Join us to find out! In the spotlight will be: Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda, QwikPick Society), Jonathan Auxier (The Night Gardener, Peter Nimble), Lisa Greenwald (My Life in Pink & Green, Welcome to Dog Beach), and Amy Ignatow (The Popularity Papers). Who knows what will happen when Jason Wells, Executive Director of Marketing and Publicity, asks 15 probing questions in this lightning round of author intrigue!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Alison Formento (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 527
Description :

These Rocks Count!
Mr. Tate's class is about to learn there's more to rocks than being dirty lumps on the ground. On this field trip they're visiting the Rocky Ridge Mountains to learn about rocks.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Book Buzz Theater - Buzz Into Spring with Scholastic Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Find out all about the upcoming titles from the Scholastic Spring 2014 list. These sneak peaks will help you get a head start on 2014. Find your new favorites in this session—there’s a lot to choose from between picture books, readers, middle grade, nonfiction, teen titles and more!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Sebastian Robertson (Tundra Books) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 857
Description :

Part memoir, part tribute, and all great storytelling ...

Music industry veterans Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine, and Sebastian Robertson invite young readers to share with them in celebrating twenty-seven musical legends in LEGENDS, ICONS & REBELS. Short profiles chronicle personal stories and achievements of extraordinarily talented artists whose innovations changed the landscape of music for generations to come. From Ray Charles to Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin to Bob Dylan, a suggested playlist and two CDs of the artists' original music is included.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:15pm
Book Buzz Theater - Spring Is in the Air! New Holiday House Books and the Common Core Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Editor-in-Chief Mary Cash and Executive Editor Grace Maccarone will present the new spring titles for preschool through young adult, along with suggestions for connecting to the Common Core State Standards. Handouts include activity sheets and educator’s guides that feature connections to the Common Core. Be sure to visit our booth (#507).

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Tim Townsend (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 731
Description :

Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis
The gripping story of the American Army chaplin sent by General Eisenhower to save the souls of the most Nazis incarcerated at Nuremberg, a compelling and thought-provoking tale that raises questions of faith, guilt, morality, vengeance, forgiveness, salvation and the essence of humanity.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
PopTop Stage - Janet Mock Author Event, Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

PopTop Stage - Janet Mock
Janet Mock is a writer and activist, lauded by the Center for American Progress, Women’s Media Center, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, she has an MA in journalism from New York University and has appeared on NPR, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry, and HBO’s The Out List. Find out more at JanetMock.com.
Sponsored By: Simon and Schuster

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, January 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Deborah D. Johnson (Aubey, LLC) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1839
Description :

Title: A Poor Child, Can make it out and find peace in a storm
Description: This book is perfect for youth ages 11 through 15. This story will help all understand the affects of child abuse. All should understand and recognize it particularly those who are the most vulnerable; our children. This is a story to be read in schools, in youth group meetings and in Bible Study classes. A Poor Child is a true story about a teenager is a tough situation who is trying to make it out.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arthur Curley Lecture featuring Ishmael Beah Author Event, Speaker series Pennsylvania Convention Center
Grand BR A
Description :

ALA Midwinter attendees can hear the inspiring human rights advocate and bestselling author Ishmael Beah at the 2014 Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture on Saturday, January 25, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Beah’s first book A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier has been published in over thirty languages and helped shine an international spotlight on his story and thereby on critical issues related to children and war.
At the age of twelve, Beah fled attacking rebels. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and though gentle by nature, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. Eventually released by the army and sent to a UNICEF rehabilitation center, he struggled to regain his humanity and to reenter the world of civilians, who viewed him with fear and suspicion. His first book is seen as a tale of redemption and hope. Beah crosses over to fiction in his forthcoming novel, Radiance of Tomorrow (January 2014, Macmillan), which is already garnering rave reviews.
Ishmael Beah was born in 1980 in Sierra Leone, West Africa. He has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Vespertine Press, LIT, Parabola, and numerous academic journals. He is a UNICEF Ambassador and Advocate for Children Affected by War; a member of the Human Rights Watch Children’s Rights Advisory Committee; an advisory board member at the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Violence at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; visiting scholar at the Center for International Conflict Resolution at Columbia University; visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights at Rutgers University; cofounder of the Network of Young People Affected by War (NYPAW); and president of the Ishmael Beah Foundation. He has spoken before the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and many panels on the effects of war on children. Time magazine named A Long Way Gone as number three on their list of the top ten nonfiction books of 2007.
Beah’s appearance is sponsored by Macmillan.
The Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture series commemorates Arthur Curley’s lifelong dedication to the principles of intellectual freedom and free public access to information. A champion of the arts and of the library’s role as a center that can transform the community, Curley was director of the Boston Public Library and served as ALA president.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Emily Croy Barker & Jeanine Cummins (Penguin Group) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 935
Description :

Come meet the authors of The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic and The Crooked Branch!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Laurie Loewenstein (Akashic Books) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 411
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Sue Monk Kidd & Sheila Kohler (Penguin Group) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 935
Description :

Come and meet Sue Monk Kidd, bestselling author of The Invention of Wings and Sheila Kohler, author of Dreaming for Freud as they sign copies of their books at the Penguin Group booth!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Beth Kephart (Egmont USA) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 843
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Barbara Ehrenreich (Hachette) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 630
Description :

LIVING WITH A WILD GOD: A MEMOIR by Barbara Ehrenreich

When Barbara Ehrenreich was a young girl, she kept a journal of her experiences and observations. It is one of the things she never threw out in all of her moves, but she was also fearful of this journal, as it dealt with mystical experiences she had that shook her religious beliefs to the core. Finally, Ehrenreich is ready to confront the experience; her conclusions are startling and will begin a lively and heated conversation about religion and spirituality.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sara Woolley (For Beginners LLC) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 535
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Dia L. Michels (Science, Naturally!) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1864
Description :

101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science
Science affects everything -- yet so many of us wish we understood it better. Using an accessible question-and-answer approach, this book, for ages 8 to 12, connects classroom learning to real life. Key concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, earth and general science are explored and demystified. Endorsed by science organizations and educators, this book is perfect for kids, grown-ups, and anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of how science impacts everyday life. NSTA Recommends. Aligns with the Common Core. “Succinct, cleverly written…should be on everyone’s bookshelf!” – Science Magazine

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Unofficial Event

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