Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Nonfiction Notes: 2013 ALA Conference Preview
Will you be in Chicago fo ALA?
Here are some events (with a focus on nonfiction) that you won't want to miss...
Friday, June 28th
6:00-6:30 p.m. Tanya Lee Stone will sign copies of Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell at the Macmillan booth.
6:00- 7:00 p.m. Carla Killough McClafferty will be at the Lerner book signing copies of her latest Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moments.
6:00-7:00 Sally M. Walker will sign copies of Their Skeletons Speak: Kennwick Man and the Paleoamerican World at the Lerner booth.
Saturday, June 29th
8:30-10:00 a.m. Program: Multicultural Programming for Tweens and Families
10:30-11:00 a.m. Jessie Hartland will sign copies of Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child at the Random House Children's Books.
10:00-11:00 a.m. Seymour Simon will sign books at the StarWalk Kids Media booth.
11:00-12:00 Janet Halfman will be at the Lee & Low booth signing copies of her new picture book Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story.
11:30-12:00 Book Buzz Theater featuring Random House
11:00-12:00 Melissa Sweet signs Caldecott Honor, A River of Words, at the Eerdmans Publishing booth.
12:00-1:00 Graphic Novel Stage- "Comic Books and Civil Rights History" Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story
12:30-1:30 Meet Tanya Lee Stone, author of Courage Has No Color, at the Candlewick booth.
1:00-2:00 Deborah Hopkinson will sign Titanic: Voices from the Disaster at the Scholastic booth.
1:00-2:00 Melissa Sweet with sign A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin at the Random House Children's booth.
1:00-4:00 2014 Notable Children's Book Committee Meeting (Hilton Chicago)- The committee will discuss the titles on this list.
2:30-3:30 Cynthia Levinson will sign copies of We've Got a Job at the Peachtree Publishing booth.
3:00-4:00 What's Cooking @ ALA: Cool Kids Cook with Kid Chef Eliana on the What's Cooking Stage
3:30-4:30 April Pulley Sayre will sign copies of Here Come the Humpbacks! at the Charlesbridge booth.
4:00-5:00 Meet Kadir Nelson, author and illustrator of Nelson Mandela, at the Harper Collins Children's Books booth.
Sunday, June 30th
8:30-9:30 Auditorium Speaker Series: Temple Grandin Author, animal science specialist, and advocate for people with autism, Temple Grandin, will be the featured speaker on Sunday morning.
8:30-10:00 Creating Out-of-This-World Children's Programming with NASA Materials
10:00-11:00 Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney will sign Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America (winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award) at the Disney Hyperion booth.
11:15-12:15 Christy Hale will sign Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building at the Lee & Low booth.
11:30-12:00 Ignite Sunday Session: STEM: Save the Library, Save the World
12:00-1:00 Meet Derf Backderf, author of My Friend Dahmer, at the Abrams booth.
12:00-1:00 Meet Vladimir Radunsky, illustrator of On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein, at the Chronicle Books booth.
2:30-4:00 It's Time for the Feud!...Family Feud! Librarians and authors will compete in a Family Feud-style game show at the Hyatt Regency.
3:00-4:00 Brian Floca will sign copies of Locomotive! at the Simon & Schuster booth.
4:00-5:00 Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney will sign Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song at Little, Brown for Young Readers.
5:45-10:00 Newbery, Caldecott, Wilder Awards Banquet- If you don't want to shell out the money for a banquet ticket, you may sit in chairs in the back of the room and listen to the acceptance speeches. It's bound to be a magical night as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal.
Monday, July 1st
8:30-10:00 ALSC Awards Presentations- The Sibert, Geisel, Batchelder and Carnegie Awards will be presented at this time.
11:00-12:00 Steve Sheinkin will sign copies of Sibert Medal winner, Bomb, at the Macmillan booth.
11:00-12:00 Robert Byrd will sign copies of Sibert Honor book, Electric Ben, at Penguin Young Readers Group.
11:30-12:00 Book Buzz Theater featuring books from Lerner Publishing Group
1:00-3:00 Charlemae Rollins President's Program: Think With Your Eyes (Visual Thinking Strategies & Children's Picture Books)
1:30-2:15 Conversation Starters: Unprogramming: Recipes for School-Age Program Success
2:45-3:30 Conversation Starters: Going Up the Down Slide: School and Public Libraries Partner to Reduce the Summer Slide
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