Connect with us at ALA Annual

Guest Blogger  //  Jun 18, 2019

Connect with us at ALA Annual

This year, Scholastic is proud to present a robust schedule of events taking place this weekend in Washington D.C. and celebrate our award winning authors Kacen Callender (Hurricane Child), Varian Johnson (The Parker Inheritance), and Kelly Yang (Front Desk)!

We invite all attendees to visit Scholastic Booth #1232 this year at the American Library Association’s annual conference for signings, galleys, posters, and a special raffle for LGBTQ+ books and a T-shirt so you can #ReadWithPride

Author Signing Taking Place in Booth #1232

Saturday, June 22nd




Raina Telgemeier


9:30 AM-10:30 AM

Brian Selznick

Walt Whitman: Words for America

10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Mike Lowery

Everything Awesome About Dinosaurs

10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Kelly Yang

Front Desk

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Tim Tingle

Doc and the Detective in: Graveyard Rescue

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Elisha Cooper


3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Jon J Muth

The Seventh Voyage

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Varian Johnson

The Parker Inheritance

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

David Heredia

Little Heroes of Color

4:00 PM-5:00 PM


Sunday, June 23rd  




Betsy Bird & Dan Santat


The Great Santa Stakeout

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Kacen Callender

Hurricane Child &

King and the Dragonflies

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Deborah Wiles


3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Da Chen

Girl Under a Red Moon

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Amy Sarig King

The Year We Fell From Space

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Sharon Robinson

Child of the Dream

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Check Out Our Author Programs

The Urgency of History

Saturday, June 22 | 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Washington Convention Center, Room 150AB

Drawing on personal experience, award-winning authors discuss history in fiction and nonfiction. Scholastic authors taking part of this panel are Varian Johnson (The Parker Inheritance) and Sharon Robinson (Child of the Dream).

Booklist Graphic Novel Celebration

Saturday, June 22 | 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Booklist Booth #1325 

This in-booth celebration will be a meet-and-greet opportunity for authors where they’ll also be sharing brief interviews for Booklist. Scholastic authors taking part of this event include Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space series), Raina Telgemeier (Guts), and Ru Xu (NewsPrints series).

Scholastic Book Buzz

Saturday, June 22 | 3:20 PM-3:50 PM

Book Buzz Stage

Learn how to effectively incorporate nonfiction into your collections with Scholastic Focus, support emerging readers with Acorn, and share diverse representation in books through Power of Story! We will be providing free resources for attendees including Read with Pride Buttons, Acorn folders and galleys, Focus folders, and the Power of Story catalog.

Intersectionality and the Experience of LGBTQ+ Folks

Saturday, June 22 | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Convention Center Room 152A

This panel explores intersectionality and the interconnectedness of multiple forms of oppression. Attendees will leave with strategies for creating spaces for LGBTQ staff and library users. Kacen Callender (Hurricane Child)will be in attendance. 

GNCRT President’s Program—State of Comics: Past, Present, and Future

Sunday, June 23 | 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Washington Convention Center, Room 146B

Comics have changes dramatically over the years. In the newly established Graphic Novels & Comics Roundtable’s first President’s program, creators including graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier (Guts)will discuss how the format has changed, how librarians have influenced their work, and where they see room for growth.

Stonewall Ceremony

Monday, June 24 | 1:00-3:00 PM

Marriott Marquis Washington, Salon 12 and 13

A signing will follow the award ceremony, with free copies of Hurricane Child and advanced copies of Kacen’s 2020 title King and the Dragonflies available for attendees.

See you there!