On Diversity and Transformation: LitFire Connects with the World’s Libraries at ALA 2017

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June 22, 2017

LitFire Publishing once again joins the annual conference and exhibition of the American Library Association (ALA).

ALA, the biggest organization of libraries in the world, will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago from June 22–27, 2017.

LitFire will feature sixty-five books, with the following as visiting authors: Robert Foster, Glenn Davis, John Holloway, Ava Cheatem, Codis Hampton II, Siobhan Meece, Yvonne Scott, and Robert Allen Krueger.

Avid readers can also look forward to the book signings of the following LitFire authors: Rosalie Contino, Susan Savion, Sergio Tinoco Jr., Jason Porter, Valarrie Harris, Lina Quinones, and Susan Schulte.

LitFire Publishing supports ALA’s role in transforming libraries and in pushing for the association’s key action areas—including literacy, diversity, education and lifelong learning, and intellectual freedom. The ALA Annual gathers librarians, authors, publishing professionals, students, and book lovers and is a perfect opportunity for professional development and networking.

High-profile public figures, including former secretary of state and senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and award-winning TV and film actor Sarah Jessica Parker, will be among the roster of prominent speakers during the event. Other featured speakers are Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code; Gene Luen Yang, award-winning cartoonist and author whose work as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature inspired the diversity-focused program Reading without Walls; Sandra Uwiringiyimana, human rights activist and author of How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child; Brené Brown, author of three New York Times best sellers and presenter of top-viewed TED talk, “The Power of Vulnerability”; and science educator Bill Nye, with his Jack and the Geniuses series coauthor, Gregory Mone.

Make sure to visit LitFire at Booth 2148 and get free tote bags, discount coupons, WayFairer magazines, pens, and other surprises. For more information about ALA, visit https://2017.alaannual.org.


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