|Anaheim Convention Center|
|Random House booth|
|Lee & Low Booth|
|David Levithan signing The Letter Q|
|Spiderman and fan|
I caught a few author talks, including one with John Irving
|John Irving reading from In One Person|
another with Glee celebrity turned middle-grade author Chris Colfer
|Chris Colfer on The Land of Stories|
and the panel of Teens Making a Difference with William Kamkwamba and Talia Leman.
|William Kamkwamba, author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wine and Talia Leman, author of A Random Book about the Power of Anyone|
I signed copies of Orchards
|signing copies of Orchards|
|Random House ALA Award Winners|
and where Random House president Chip Gibson bestowed upon the award winners Mickey Mouse ears.
|L to R: Random House president Chip Gibson, Wendelin Van Draanen, Holly Thompson, Craig Silvey, Chris Raschka and Jenny Hubbard|
The APALA Literature Awards ceremony was held on Sunday morning with speeches by winning authors in different categories:
|Ken Min, illustrator of Hot Hot Roti for Dada-ji|
|Wendy Shang, author of The Great Wall of Lucy Wu|
|Sheela Chari, author of Vanished|
|with Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham, author and illustrator of the graphic novel Level Up|
Unfortunately I had to depart to catch a plane for the East Coast so couldn't stick around to chat more with these fun APALA winners. Hope to see more of them in the future!
Thank you to Random House for a great time at ALA Anaheim.