Here's our ILA 2018 schedule

Julia Graeper  //  Jul 19, 2018

Here's our ILA 2018 schedule

We have lots of exciting author events planned for the 2018 ILA Conference in Austin! See our schedule below. 

Friday, July 20


USBBY SigningKA Holt is signing copies of From You to Me
Location: Booth #1018 

Saturday, July 21


Panel: Deconstructing Stories: How My Life Influences My Writing and Illustrating

Location: Room 6A

Description: Authors use their lives and interests to guide their writing and illustrating while also providing readers windows into the world. This highly engaging session will feature behind the scenes insights into their book making process, focusing on the author’s most recent titles.

Authors: Vera Brosgol, Angela Dominguez, Varian Johnson

Sunday, July 22


Panel: Reading Detectives: Using Middle Grade Mysteries to Grow Middle Grade Readers 

Location: Room 6A

Description: Authors will discuss how to use their middle grade mystery fiction in the classroom to grow curious and questioning readers.

Authors: Blue Balliett, Angela Cervantes, Varian Johnson

Moderator: John Schumacher



USBBY Signing—Peter H. Reynolds is signing copies of Word Collector

Location: Booth #1018



USBBY Signing— Angela Cervantes is signing copies of Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

Location: Booth #1018

Monday, July 23 - Children's Literature Day


Opening Keynote: Marley Dias

Location: Ballroom D


9:15-10:45am & 1:45-3:15pm

Panel: Portrayals of Latinx Families in Children’s Literature

Location: Room 13

Authors/Illustrators: Pablo Cartaya, Angela Cervantes, Angela Dominguez, Juana Martinez-Neal

Moderator: Oralia Garza de Cortés, co-founder of the American Library Association's Pura Belpré Award


9:15-10:45am & 1:45-3:15pm

Putting Books to Work: Middle Grade

Location: Room 19A

Authors: Donna Jannell Bowman, Kirby Larson, Eugene Yelchin

Moderator: Dr. Francis Gonzalez-Garcia, Trinity Elite Education & Co


9:15-10:45am & 1:45-3:15pm 

Author Meetup: Early Readers (Ages 4-8)

Location: Room 18 ABC

Authors: Elise Broach, Minh Lê, Lesléa Newman, Peter H. Reynolds,  Rob Sanders, Andrea Tsurumi, Carole Boston Weatherford


9:15-10:45am & 1:45-3:15pm 

Author Meetup: Middle Grade (Ages 8-12)

Location: Room 18 ABC

Authors: Blue Balliett,  Rob Buyea, Karina Yan Glaser, Varian Johnson,  Megan McDonald, Jonathon Stokes, Janet Tashjian