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Together Again! We’re thrilled to return to an in-person Annual Conference in Washington, DC, this June! To celebrate, Booklist is going all out with tons of panels, giveaways, free copies of your favorite Booklist publications (including our new Booklist Reader magazine), author signings, and more! Be sure to stop by our booth (Booth #2010) and check our Twitter channel (@ALA_Booklist) for the latest happenings at the show.
Friday, June 24
Chicago Review Press/Triumph Books Giveaway
Stop by our booth (Booth #2010) to pick up a free copy of Nora Ephron, by Kristin Marguerite Doidge and Fearless Heart: An Illustrated Biography of Surya Bonaly, by Frank Murphy with Surya Bonaly and illustrated by Anastasia Magloire Williams.
*Copies available while supplies last.
The 2022 Michael L. Printz Awards Reception
Join YALSA and Booklist for the 2022 Michael L. Printz Awards! We’ll hear from award-winning author Angeline Boulley and honor book authors Angie Thomas, Malinda Lo, Kekla Magoon and Lisa Fipps speak about their writing, followed by a reception. The event will take place at 8:00 p.m. in the Potomac Ballroom Salon 2 at the Renaissance hotel.
*This is a ticketed event.
Saturday, June 25
For Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, we’ll have copies of our famous Guide to Graphic Novels in Libraries special issue available at our booth and at our #ReadGraphic panels!
Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel, Part I
Meet the creators behind amazing GN books at part one of our two-part #ReadGraphic panel series in honor of Graphic Novels in Libraries Month. Join us Saturday, June 25 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 207A at the Washington Convention Center to hear from John Gallagher (Random House Children’s Books) and Jarad Greene (HarperCollins Children’s Books). Moderated by Booklist’s Graphic Novel and Books for Youth Editor Sarah Hunter.
Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel, Part II
Join Booklist’s Sarah Hunter for part two in our #ReadGraphic panel series as she talks with Nidhi Chanani (Penguin Young Readers), Christina Diaz Gonzalez (Scholastic), and Sofia Warren (IDW Press) on Saturday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 207B at the Washington Convention Center.
In Real Life: Must-Read Memoirs
Memoirists will discuss their forthcoming titles followed by a book signing. Taking place in Room 154A-B in the Washington Convention Center at 2:30 p.m. Moderated by a Booklist Advisory Board member Aryssa Damron.
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Ceremony and Reception
Join the celebration of the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction in the Marquis Ballroom Salon 1-4 at the Marriott Marquis at 8 p.m. This year’s winners of the Carnegies are Tom Lin’s debut novel, The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu and Hanif Abdurraqib’s A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance. The keynote speaker for this event is Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, the author of several books, including his latest, Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy. A ticket grants you admission to this exciting presentation and reception, one free drink, and hors d’oeuvres. The Carnegie Medals are co-sponsored by Booklist and RUSA and generously supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and NoveList.
*This is a ticketed event
Sunday, June 26
Reads Like Fiction: Nonfiction You Can’t Put Down
Preview the most compelling forthcoming nonfiction titles in this panel taking place at 9:00 a.m. in Room 152B at the Washington Convention Center. Book signings will follow. Moderated by a Booklist Advisory Board member James Tyner.
Fight Censorship in your School and Public library
Join us at 11:00 a.m. in Room 207A of the Washington Convention Center when Booklist Audiobook Editor Heather Booth talks with Library Media Specialist Shelly McNerney; Newbery Honor and Stonewall winning author Kyle Lukoff; librarian, author, and founder of “Read Woke,” Cicely Lewis (read our recent interview with Cicely about Read Woke Books); associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dr. Emily Knox (check out Dr. Knox’s upcoming book with ALA Editions); and a representative from the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom to discuss the recent wave of censorship attempts across the country and offer advice and support for library professionals facing them directly.
Kyle Lukoff Booth Signing with free copies of Too Bright to See
We’re honored to host Kyle Lukoff in our booth (Booth #2010) 3:00–3:30 on Sunday, June 26! We’ll have limited copies of Too Bright to See available for Kyle to sign!
Monday, June 27
Booklist and LibraryReads Read ‘N Rave
Collection development specialists from across the country will RAVE about their favorite forthcoming READS in this lively presentation brought to you by LibraryReads and Booklist. Join us Monday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 145B of the Washington Convention Center when we hear from Jessica Trotter, Michelle Morris, Michael Santangelo, Lynnanne Pearson, and Erin Downey Howerton about titles sure to fly off your library’s shelf! Plus, we’ll have printed copies of the June issue of Booklist Reader.
2022 Odyssey Awards
Join ALSC, YALSA, and Booklist for the 2022 Odyssey Awards and reception at 3:30 p.m. in Room 146C at the Washington Convention Center! Celebrating its fifteenth year, this year’s award will be presented to two winners: Boogie Boogie, Y’all, written and narrated by C. G. Esperanza, produced by Almeda Beynon, and published by HarperAudio; and When You Look Like Us, written by Pamela N. Harris, narrated by Preston Butler III, produced by Almeda Beynon, and published by HarperAudio.
Don’t forget to stop by our booth and grab some free buttons, copies of Booklist, Book Links, the Booklist Reader, and Booklist’s Guide to Graphic Novels! Plus, we’ll have some exciting news to share. (Oooo . . . the suspense!)
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