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ALA Annual 2016 – Sunday Events

Good morning, Orlando! Come to all of our terrific events and stop by the Macmillan Adult (Griffin Teen & Flatiron Books YA) booth #2115 for these great giveaways and signings.

Our friends at Drawn & Quarterly have graphic novel giveaways for you in booth #2263 and are presenting at a great graphic novel panel this afternoon.

Isn’t It Romantic? Panel with Mary Kay Andrews
8:30-10:00am
Orange County Convention Center | Room W101A
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Sponsored by United for Libraries and moderated by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert, this romance panel includes Mary Kay Andrews (THE WEEKENDERS) and three other authors. A book signing will follow the program.

YA Author Coffee Klatch
9:00-10:00am
Orange County Convention Center | Room W110
Ticketed event, space is limited

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA’s award winning authors, including Stephanie Garber (CARAVAL) and Meredith Russo (IF I WAS YOUR GIRL)! This informal coffee klatch provides an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA’s five literary awards. Librarians will stay seated while authors rotate to different tables to talk about their books.

Onsite tickets are $25. Details and purchasing information available here.

Reads Like Fiction, Nonfiction You Can’t Put Down Panel with Ari Berman
10:30-11:30am
Orange County Convention Center | Room S330 A-B
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Sponsored by United for Libraries and moderated by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert, this nonfiction panel includes Ari Berman (GIVE US THE BALLOT) and three other authors. A book signing will follow the program.

First Author, First Book Panel with Jung Yun
1:00-2:30pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza BR D
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Sponsored by United for Libraries and moderated by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert, this debut author panel includes Jung Yun (SHELTER) and five other authors. Light refreshments will be served and a book signing will follow the program.

The Best Graphic Novels You Haven’t Heard of (Yet)
2:30-3:20pm
Orange County Convention Center | Graphic Novel and Gaming Stage (on the show floor, mid-aisle 400, near booths 424 & 426)
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Join Drawn & Quarterly publisher Peggy Burns and others at this panel to learn about their approach to graphic novels and hear a preview of forthcoming titles in 2017.

Reflecting Realities: Transgender Fiction for Today’s Tweens and Teens Panel with Meredith Russo
3:00-4:00pm
Orange County Convention Center | Room W102A
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Transgender youth are identifying themselves earlier and earlier, and yet they are some of the least represented within youth literature. Join Meredith Russo (IF I WAS YOUR GIRL) and three other authors to learn about their newest works and ways to help transgender youth in your library.

We Publish Diverse Children’s Books: Publishers Share Their 2016 Titles
3:00-4:00pm
Orange County Convention Center | Room W300
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Join YA & Children’s publishers, including our very own Talia Sherer, as they highlight new and forthcoming diverse titles published in 2016.

2016 President’s Program featuring Diane Guerrero
3:30-5:30pm
Orange County Convention Center | Chapin Theater, Room W320
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Join ALA President Sari Feldman for the ALA Awards followed by the president’s selected guest speaker, Diane Guerrero (IN THE COUNTRY WE LOVE). “America’s libraries have advanced the American Dream by providing services and resources that welcome and support all immigrants,” says ALA Feldman.“Diane Guerrero’s personal story is a powerful reminder of the library’s essential role in creating individual opportunity and community progress.” Well known as an actress on the hit shows Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, Guerrero also volunteers with the nonprofit Immigrant Legal Resource Center and in 2015 was named a White House Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization. A book sale and signing will follow the program.

Please note the many Orlando Support Activities during ALA Annual.

Follow the action on Twitter via #alaac16.

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