BookExpo America 2017 May 31-June 2, 2017

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BookExpo provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers and learn from industry leaders and peers.

BookExpo culminates with BookCon, our two day Fan event where storytelling and pop culture collide.

 

2017 Author Breakfasts

Thursday, June 1 | Kenya Barris (Author: This is Basic Shit) and Jesmyn Ward (Author: Sing, Unburied, Sing)

Friday, June 2 | Jason Reynolds (Author: Miles Morales (A Spider-Man Novel), Long way Down)

 

Featured Guests

Terry McMillan

 

 

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Congressman John Lewis at the American Library Association Annual Conference

Congressman John Lewis has been making the rounds lately promoting literacy and his new graphic novel, MARCH, due out later this year.  In the midst of a publicity whirlwind, he found time to speak at the ALA Annual Conference, held in Chicago this year.

As a certified and licensed librarian (yes, you have to have a degree AND a license to be a librarian), I’ve been kicking myself for missing such an awesome event, but sadly, my fund were short and I couldn’t go. *lone tear falls down right cheek*

But, through following the hash tags on Twitter, Facebook updates, and YouTube videos, it almost feels like I was there…almost.  May I should do a crowd-funding campaign to help raise funds for me to go next year. Hmmm…

Anyway, check out Congressman Lewis’ speech below.