Monday, April 09, 2007

Library Association Gigs: TXLA, CLA, RLA, ALA

On Saturday, April 14th, I'll sign copies of Rickshaw Girl at the Texas Library Association Convention in San Antonio (expected temperature in the seventies, wahoo!) from 10-11 a.m. in the Author's Area, and in booth 2519 from 11-noon. (Remember this sweepstakes in School Library Journal? Well, Leal Middle School in San Antonio won, so I'll be speaking to their students on Friday, April 13th.)

Next comes the Connecticut Library Assocation's conference on Monday, April 16th, where my talk, "Books Between Cultures," will be sandwiched between two presentations by the brilliant storyteller and writer Joseph Bruchac.

On Friday, June 8th, I'll be addressing a kaboodle of librarians at the Rhode Island Library Association's annual conference in Providence.

And finally, I'll be signing copies of Rickshaw Girl at the American Library Association's Annual Convention on Saturday, June 23rd in Washington D.C. Breaking news: On Saturday afternoon, June 23rd, the D.C. Public Library (a short walk from the Convention Center) is hosting a book launch party for First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover (Dutton, June 2007). More to come on that, as we're hoping to provide a brief bhangra lesson and demo, and I plan to invite my old professor to attend, Dr. Condoleeza Rice. (Hey, I slaved for those As in her classes; it doesn't hurt to ask, right?) Kid lit bloggers going to ALA -- this would also be the perfect venue to meet and schmooze with each other ...


  1. I haven't formalized my ALA schedule yet (I have to figure out my various meetings & such) but we definately have to meet in person! I'm also hoping we can have some sort of blogger get together.

  2. Liz, I'd love it if you'd come to my book launch party 3:30 - 5:00 on Sunday at the D.C. Library. Feel free to make that the venue for kid lit bloggers to meet one another.

  3. Do you get the YPulse Daily Update? Your, er, I mean Sameera's blog is featured! I can forward you my email of it, but it's also in todays entry for the YPulse Blog at

  4. Hey, Liz, I saw it, thanks! Traffic to Sparrowblog went nuts, thanks to Anastasia's link.