March 24, 2017

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Scenes from the ALA National Conference | ALA 2015

Snapshots of honored authors, jubilant librarians, the newly engaged, and more from this weekend’s 2015 American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco.

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El Deafo Newbery honoree author Cece Bell with El Deafo cake before the Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet. Photo by Rocco Staino

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2015 Newbery Committee chair Randall Enos with Newbery Medal Winner Kwame Alexander. Photo by Rocco Staino

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Miriam Medow, children’s librarian at the Oakland Public Library, directs people to the Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet. (Typo has been eliminated from the sign.) Photo by Rocco Staino

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Sharon M. Draper, winner of the 2015 Margaret A. Edwards Award. Photo by Rebecca T. Miller

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Authors Ashley Bryan, Sharon Draper, and Jason Reynolds at the Newbery-Caldecott-Wllder Banquet. Photo by Rocco Staino

 

 

 

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John Steptoe Award winner Jason Reynolds, author of When I Was the Greatest (Atheneum), at the Coretta Scott King Awards breakfast. Photo by Rocco Staino

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2015 Caldecott Committee chair Junko Yokota and Caldecott Medal winner Dan Santat. Photo by Rocco Staino

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Author Mac Barnett (left) and illustrator Jon Klassen received a Caldecott Honor for Sam and Dave Dig a Hole (Candlewick). Photo by Rocco Staino

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Lauren Castillo (second from right), who earned a Caldecott Honor for Nana in the City (HMH), with her brother, mother, and father. Photo by Rocco Staino

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Mazel tov! Librarians Josh Petrusa of the Irwin Library at Butler University and Suzanne Walker of the Indiana State Library became engaged at the conference. Photo by Rocco Staino

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Last Stop on Market Street (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) illustrator Christian Robinson with his nana, who inspired the grandmother character in the book, at Penguin’s “Inside the Studio” event on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Kiera Parrott

SLJ senior reviews editor Shelley Diaz (left) with at the Candlewick party on Friday evening.

SLJ senior reviews editor Shelley Diaz (left) with school librarian and SLJ Battle of the Kids’ Books Battle Commander Roxanne Hsu Feldman at the Chronicle Books party on Friday night. Photo by Rebecca T. Miller

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2015 Margaret A Edwards Award recipient Sharon M. Draper (center) with Edwards Committee Chair Sophie Brookover (second from left) and other committee members at the Edwards Award brunch. Photo by Kiera Parrott

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Avi with his book Sophia’s War (S. & S.). Photo by Rocco Staino

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Papercut art master and author Nikki McClure with one of her works at the Abrams luncheon on Sunday. Photo by Kiera Parrott

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Christian Robinson, Coretta Scott King Illustrator honoree for Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Chronicle), dances with Josephine author Patricia Hruby Powell at the Coretta Scott King Awards breakfast. Photo by Rocco Staino

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