Louise and I are headed to Las Vegas later this week to attend the American Library Association's Annual Conference. Look out Las Vegas... the Nonfiction Detectives haven't been together at an ALA Annual Conference since we traveled to New Orleans in 2011. We're looking forward to meeting authors, networking with other librarians, and chatting with publishers about upcoming titles.
If you're headed to ALA, here are some nonfiction-related events that you'll want to be sure to attend.
Saturday, June 28
10:00-11:00 Meet Sibert Honor winner, Brian Floca at the Simon & Schuster Booth (302-303)
10:15-10:45 Book Buzz Theater- Lerner Publishing Group's Hottest Fall 2014 Titles
10:30-12:00 Poster Session: Get the Facts! Nonfiction, Informational Reading and Literature for Youth
3:30-4:30 Meet Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor winner, Kadir Nelson at the Harper Collins Children's Booth (503). He'll be signing copies of Nelson Mandela.
Sunday, June 29Louise and I will be taking part in a panel presentation with Alyson Beecher from Kid Lit Frenzy and Mary Ann Sheuer from the Great Kid Books blog. The session will focus on how to bring high quality nonfiction texts into classrooms to address Common Core State Standards.
10:00-10:30 Meet Theodore Taylor III, author and illustrator of When the Beat Was Born- Macmillan Children's booth (522)
10:30-11:30 Common Core IRL: In Real Libraries (Room S228)
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1:00-2:00 Pop Top Stage: John Lewis and Andrew Aydin will discuss their graphic novel, March: Book One.
Monday, June 30
8:00-10:00 ALSC Awards Presentation- Including the presentation of the Sibert Medal (N255-257)
10:00-11:00 Meet Sibert Honor winners, Melissa Sweet and Jen Bryant, at the Random House Book (543)
10:30-10:45 Book Buzz Theater- DK 2014: What's New in Nonfiction