June 24–26, 2016 | Orlando, FL
ALA’s 2016 Annual Conference
Orange County Convention Center
9400 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819
Saturday, June 25
11:00 a.m. Autographing (Against All Silence, Adaptive Books) — Booth 1250
1–2:30 p.m. Finding Yourself on the Shelves: Diversity in Ethnicity and Language For Your Teens | OCCC, W205
Join our panel of authors as we discuss the importance of teens being able to identify with the characters in YA materials both in the library and in the digital space. Journey beyond the stereotypes, and consider how language and culture plays a role in the stories. Panelists include: Shveta Thakrar, Lamar Giles, E.C. Myers, Cindy Pon, Ellen Oh, and Meg Medina.
Sunday, June 26
9–10 a.m. YA Author Coffee Klatch | OCCC W110
Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA’s award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you 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 sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk about their current projects!
September 2-5, 2016 | Atlanta, GA
If you’re interested in inviting me to your school, book store, book club, library, or convention, please contact me to discuss details. I can provide a limited number of free school presentations each year, and I currently offer free video chats (via Skype or Google Hangout) with groups.