AUTHORS IN THE AFTERNOON
Thursday, November 9 | 12: 30 p.m.–2: 30 p.m. | $35
Spend the afternoon before the conference kicks off getting
to know three best-selling and award-winning authors! Each
attendee will receive a book from the authors and a signing
will follow the event.
Christian Robinson’s latest
book Last Stop on Market Street earned
four-starred reviews and was on The New
York Times bestseller list. Appearance made
possible by Macmillan.
Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of
the acclaimed Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie
and Zen and the Art of Faking It. Appearance
made possible by Scholastic.
Sarah Dessen, author of Once and
for All, was awarded the 2017 Margaret A.
Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in
writing for young adults. Appearance made
possible by Penguin Random House.
AUTHOR MEET & GREETS
Saturday, November 11 | 4: 30 p.m.–5: 15 p.m. | $20
The Author Meet & Greets are your chance to “speed date”
authors of children and young adult books! This highly
anticipated event offers attendees the choice of participating in a
session with authors of elementary, junior, or high school books.
NOVEMBER 9–11 • PHOENIX, ARIZONA • NATIONAL.AASL.ORG
AUTHOR GENERAL SESSION & SIGNING
Saturday, November 11 | 8:00 a.m.–9: 30 a.m.
Jason Reynolds is crazy. About
AU THOR CONCURRENT SESSIONS
stories. Whenever he’s not writing
stories, he’s sitting at his window waiting
for the ice cream truck to roll by so that
he can dance to the music. He has a lot of
reasons to dance. He’s won the Coretta
Scott King Honor, the Walter Dean
Myers Award, the Kirkus Award, and has been nominated for
a National Book Award. Dance-worthy, right? If you ever see
him, sing the ice cream truck song and watch him bust out
The Robot. It’s just as good as his books. Appearance made
possible by Simon & Schuster.
Each concurrent session hour, a panel of authors will
weigh-in on current topics in education. Hear their take
on writing books that help you reach your students. Panel
topics will include Middle School Readers, Young Adult
Fiction, Beginning Readers, Graphic Novels, Picture
Books, Diversity, and STEM.
Meet your favorite authors from AASL concurrent
sessions and events, as well as local authors from
Arizona. Authors will be scheduled to speak on the
Authorpalooza stage, sign your books, and answer your
To register for author events and for
a complete list of authors appearing
in Phoenix, visit national.aasl.org
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