Your Author Series / Tu serie de autores

 

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Read, create and discover by meeting and connecting with authors and illustrators at your library.

Lee, crea y descubre al conocer y compartir con autores e ilustradores en tu biblioteca.


Upcoming Events


Kaylin Melia George and her book, Aloha Everything.
July 23, 2024 3:30 PM

Join us in welcoming children’s author Kaylin Melia George as she reads from her new book, Aloha Everything.

In this exciting adventure, you'll encounter mighty canoes crashing over ocean waves, regal hawks soaring high above the clouds, and brilliant lizards jumping nimbly through forest trees! Most importantly, you'll meet a courageous young girl named Ano who learns, grows, and comes to love her island home with all her heart. The beautiful poetry—weaving its way through every page—artfully blends 25 Hawaiian words into the English prose and provides a thoughtful exploration of the meaning of aloha in relation to the land, the people, and the lore.

Those attending the program will have the opportunity to take home a copy of Aloha Everything. Intended for children ages 5-8.

This program was made possible with the generous support of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles along with support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund.


Lilliam Rivera and her book Barely Floating
August 12, 2024 4:30 PM

Join us in welcoming Lilliam Rivera as she shares Barely Floating, a dazzling story full of heart about how one twelve-year-old channels her rage into synchronized swimming dreams.

Lilliam is a MacDowell fellow, a screenwriter, and an award-winning author of nine works of fiction: a forthcoming horror book, four young adult novels, three middle-grade books, and a graphic novel for DC Comics. Her books have been awarded a Pura Belpré Honor, been featured on NPR, New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, NY Times, and multiple “best of” lists. Her novel Never Look Back is slated for an Amazon movie adaptation. A Bronx, New York native, Lilliam currently lives in Los Angeles. Barely Floating explores what it means to sparkle in your skin, build community with those who lift you up, and keep floating when waters get rough.

Those attending the program will have the opportunity to take home a copy of Barely Floating. Intended for middle readers. Fifth grade and up.

This program was made possible with the generous support of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles along with support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund.


author Jessica Parra and her book cover
August 24, 2024 2:00 PM

Join us in welcoming young adult author Jessica Parra  as she shares her new book, The Quince Project.

As a lawyer and daughter of Guatemalan and Cuban bakers, Jessica Parra never objects to an extra slice of cake. She's a Los Angeles native who loves to write about Latinas with big hair (and even bigger dreams), complicated families, and the healing magic of acceptance. She's the author of Rubi Ramos's Recipe for Success, as well as the forthcoming The Quince Project, both published with Wednesday Books and many unfinished first drafts about cats living their best lives—all nine of them. When she isn't drafting books, you can find her sipping kombucha, cuddling with her kitties, or co-piloting the Millennium Falcon at Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge.

Castillo Torres, a Student Body Association event chair, needs a fairy godmother. After a disastrous quinceañera and her mother's passing, Cas's plans are crumbling. A dream internship with a lifestyle guru offers hope, but she needs more experience. When she plans a quinceañera for a Disneyland vlogger, it turns out to be a publicity stunt, and she catches feelings for the chambelán. Can Cas embrace spontaneity and find her own Happily Ever After, or will she turn into a pumpkin at the end of the ball?

Those attending the program will have the opportunity to take home a copy of The Quince Project. Intended for middle readers from sixth to ninth grade.

This program was made possible with the generous support of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles along with support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund.


author Jessica Parra and her book cover
August 29, 2024 3:30 PM

Join us in welcoming young adult author Jessica Parra  as she shares her new book, The Quince Project.

As a lawyer and daughter of Guatemalan and Cuban bakers, Jessica Parra never objects to an extra slice of cake. She's a Los Angeles native who loves to write about Latinas with big hair (and even bigger dreams), complicated families, and the healing magic of acceptance. She's the author of Rubi Ramos's Recipe for Success, as well as the forthcoming The Quince Project, both published with Wednesday Books and many unfinished first drafts about cats living their best lives—all nine of them. When she isn't drafting books, you can find her sipping kombucha, cuddling with her kitties, or co-piloting the Millennium Falcon at Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge.

Castillo Torres, a Student Body Association event chair, needs a fairy godmother. After a disastrous quinceañera and her mother's passing, Cas's plans are crumbling. A dream internship with a lifestyle guru offers hope, but she needs more experience. When she plans a quinceañera for a Disneyland vlogger, it turns out to be a publicity stunt, and she catches feelings for the chambelán. Can Cas embrace spontaneity and find her own Happily Ever After, or will she turn into a pumpkin at the end of the ball?

Those attending the program will have the opportunity to take home a copy of The Quince Project. Intended for middle readers from sixth to ninth grade.

This program was made possible with the generous support of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles along with support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund.





Funding provided by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund and other generous donors.

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