I woke up this morning with that song in my head, which is horrible, but June is, in fact, looking exciting on my end. Here’s the news.
BEA AND BOOK CON
I’ll be at Book Expo America and BookCon to introduce MERCI SUÁREZ CHANGES GEARS. Here are the highlights so we can cross paths:
Children’s Breakfast, Friday, June 1, 2018 8 am, Javitz Special Events Hall
I’ll share some of what went into crafting that novel at the fancy children’s breakfast with fellow panelists Jacqueline Woodson, Dave Eggers, Yuyi Morales, and Viola Davis. (Gulp.)
Latinx BookExpo Party, Friday June 1, 6 – 8 PM, at La Biblioteca (622 3rd Avenue, between 40 and 41 St)
If you want to decompress and surround yourself with friends and love, please join us for drinks, micro-readings, a raffle, and fun. It’s an event sponsored by Latinx in Publishing and Duende District books. Free, but you should register. ¡Vengan!
Wonder Women panel (Saturday, June 2, Javits, Room 1E16; 3:45 PM.) Woot! Where are my tights? With Kate DiCamillo, Shannon Hale, T.R. Simon, and Jessica Spotswood
The scoop on signings:
Friday, June 1, 2018
Signing galleys of Merci Suárez Changes Gears
- 10 am – 11 am, Immediately following the breakfast (ABA member lounge)
- 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Candlewick booth # 2021
Saturday, June 2, 2018
- 10:15 am – 11:15 am (Autograph Area tables 7 & 8) with Shannon Hale, Kate DiCamillo, T.R. Simon and Jessica Spotswood. This is where you can get paperbacks of Burn Baby Burn (new this year) and more important, where you can pre-order Merci Suárez Changes Gears and get a signed bookplate.
- 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (Candlewick booth 2021) The first 50 people get a free copy of Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. All my paperback titles will be on hand, too.
There’s an app to download, fyi.
Please use @TheBookCon/#BookCon @BookExpoAmerica/#BookExpo/@Meg_Medina/MegMedinaBooks on instagram
On the horizon:
Meg’s next appearances:
Girls of Summer: The book party of the year for book lovin’ girls! Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Richmond Public Library. Special guest, Selina Alko!
American Library Association Conference, New Orleans, June 22 – 24, 2018. Beignets, coffee and Michelle Obama, here I come! So excited to be in the audience for the Newbery and the Pura Belpré ceremonies! I’ll post the schedule soon.
Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference: Thursday, June 27, 2018. So many incredible authors coming that week! Check it.