Author Event Sessions

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Friday, January 30 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Managing With Data: ACRLMetrics Author Event, Committee meeting McCormick Place West
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A discussion and demonstration of ACRLMetrics for current and prospective subscribers in relation to the new "workbook" Managing With Data Presentation will highlight how ACRLMetrics can be used for advocacy, budget defense and demonstrating value.

Friday, January 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Managing With Data: PLAmetrics Author Event, Committee meeting McCormick Place West
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A discussion and demonstration of PLAMetrics for current and prospective subscribers in relation to the new "workbook" Managing With Data Presentation will highlight how PLAmetrics can be used for advocacy, budget defense and demonstrating value.

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Friday, January 30 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:15pm
ERT/Booklist Author Forum Author Event, Speaker Series McCormick Place West
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The always popular ERT/Booklist Author Forum offers the first of many opportunities to hear and see favorite authors up close at Midwinter. This year, Booklist associate editor Sarah Hunter digs into graphic novels with several of the genre’s popular authors and artists, including Cece Bell, Francoise Mouly, Jeff Smith, and Gene Luen Yang.

The Exhibits Round Table is pleased to sponsor the ERT/Booklist Author Forum as one of the many ways they collaborate with ALA staff and members to make the exhibits a dynamic part of ALA conferences. The latest books by the authors who participate in the Author Forum can be found at their publishers’ booths in the Exhibit Hall. Some authors sign copies of their latest books immediately after the ERT/Booklist Author Forum during the Exhibits Opening Reception.

Four acclaimed graphic novel authors and artists—Cece Bell, Françoise Mouly, Jeff Smith, and Gene Luen Yang—join Booklist Associate Editor Sarah Hunter and Eva Volin, Supervising Children's Librarian for the Alameda Free Library, to dig into graphic novels at the popular Author Forum.

Cece Bell has written and illustrated several books for children, including the Geisel Honor book Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover. In her most recent book, El Deafo, she shares what it is like to grow up deaf. El Deafo has received starred reviews and widespread praise. Watch and hear Bell talk about the book and demonstrate the Phonic Ear in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnj5STG0SZo.
Sponsored by ABRAMS Books

Françoise Mouly is art director at The New Yorker (where she has been responsible for more than1,000 covers) and is also publisher and editorial director of TOON Books, an imprint of comics and visual narratives for young readers. She founded and coedited, with collaborator and husband Art Spiegelman, the groundbreaking comics anthology RAW, the New York Times bestselling Little Lit series, and the TOON Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics. She has received many awards including the French Legion of Honor, the Richard Gangel Art Director Award from the Society of Illustrators, and the Eric Carle Museum Bridge Award for “sustained achievement in the realm of the illustrated book for young people.”
Sponsored by Toon Books

Cartoonist Jeff Smith was an early adopter of the graphic novel format and is best known as the creator of the comic book series BONE, started in 1991and now a New York Times bestselling series that has won numerous awards and honors including 10 Eisner Awards and 11 Harvey Awards. He is a board member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, guest edited the 2013 Best American Comics anthology, and is the creator of TÜKI and RASL. His other books include Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil and 2009 Geisel Honor recipient Little Mouse Gets Ready.
Sponsored by Scholastic

Gene Luen Yang's first book, American Born Chinese, is published in more ten languages, won the Printz Award and was a National Book Award finalist. His other works include the popular comics adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and the New York Times bestselling graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints--also a National Book Award Finalist. The Shadow Hero, the story of the first Asian-American superhero, is Yang’s most recent graphic novel. His next book, Secret Coders (with Mike Holmes, Fall 2015), is about kids and computers, plus a mystery.
Sponsored by Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

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ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, January 30 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Dorothy Stoltz & Marisa Conner (ALA Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
ALA Store
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The Power of Play: Designing Early Learning Spaces
This hands-on guide takes you through the process of designing an early learning space.

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ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, January 30 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Angie Spady (Thomas Nelson) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4630
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Channing O'Banning and the Turquoise Trail
A dinosaur dig,a search for a lost ring, will take readers on an adventure with Channing O'Banning!

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Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Diane Reeves & Cheryl Barnes (Regnery Kids) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 5023
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Where Did You Go, Charlie Brown?
The Peanuts gang explores the outdoor reenacting feats of great explorers.

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Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kathryn Otoshi (KO Kids Books / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
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Two
The ebb and flow of young friendship, plus a subtle intro to the concepts of odd and even numbers.

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Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Marcia Goldman & Lola Goldman (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
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Lola and Tattletale Zeke
Lola the Yorkshire Terrier struggles with her little brother Zeke and his tattletale behavior.

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Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Marci Jefferson (Macmillan Adult) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4613
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Enchantress of Paris
a captivating historical novel about a woman whose love was more powerful than magic

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Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lori Nelson Spielman (Penguin Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4823
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Sweet Forgiveness
An affecting novel of a fiercely private woman’s public journey toward atonement.

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Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kevin J Miyazaki (Wisconsin Historical Society Press) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1535
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Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan
Kevin Miyazaki traversed Lake Michigan to create a diverse portrait of the lake & those who use it.

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Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Readers to Eaters / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
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Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious
A lively biography that chronicles the foodie/chef's life and her work at the Edible Schoolyard.

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Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Tim Shoemaker (Zonderkidz) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4529
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Code of Silence
Telling the Truth Could Get Them Killed. Remaining Silent Could Be Worse.

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Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Marissa Moss (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4426
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Mira's Diary: Bombs Over London
In the third book of the popular time-travel series, Mira navigates her way through WWI London.

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Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: M.O. Walsh (Penguin Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4823
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My Sunshine Away
A meditation on the power of memory, set in the summer of 1989 in Baton Rouge Louisiana.

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Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Erika T Wurth (Curbside Splendor Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
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Crazy Horse's Girlfriend
An American-Indian teenager trapped in the Denver suburbs fights against a life she hates.

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Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kate Hannigan (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4826
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Detective's Assistant
Based on the story of Kate Warne, this adventure recounts Feats of danger and adventure.

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Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ross Ritchell (Penguin Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4823
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The Knife
A morally provocative debut novel about a U.S. Special Forces unit operating in Afghanistan.

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Unofficial Event

Friday, January 30 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Wylde Scott (Wylde Press) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4919
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The Possible Police
Join Wylde Scott as he takes you into his boundless imagination and inspires children to dream.

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Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Marissa Moss (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
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Amelia's Middle-School Graduation Yearbook
Amelia's tries to figure out how to face the changes ahead in high school without her best friend.

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Unofficial Event

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