Events



Books by Juana Martinez-Neal

Photo by Jade Beall

  • Mon
    22
    Jan
    2018
    Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018
    Memphis, TN


    ABA Winter Institute will be held at Memphis Cook Convention Center -255 N Main St in Memphis, TN 38103.

    Wednesday, January 24th - 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Candlewick Press
    Author Reception
    Ballroom A & B

    Thanks to the generosity of ABA’s publisher sponsors, many authors and illustrators will be on hand to chat with booksellers and autograph new and forthcoming titles at the Author Reception.
    Signing "Alma and How She Got Her Name" and "Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre".

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018
    12:00pm - 8:00pmNorth Hollywood, CA

    We are thrilled to present our annual program for Booksellers, Educators, and Librarians. We hope that you will join us for this event that promotes partnership and fellowship among people who work to promote children's literacy on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

    SCIBA Children's Literacy Day 2018 will take place at The Garland in North Hollywood, located at 4222 Vineland Avenue.

    Featured dinner speaker at the Children’s Literacy Dinner, followed by signing.

    For more info visit SCIBA Children's Literacy Day 2018.

  • Sun
    11
    Mar
    2018
    Mon
    12
    Mar
    2018
    Tucson, AZ


    I'll be signing "The Night Before my Birthday" on Saturday, March 10th from 10:00am to 11:00am - Booth 318. Signed copies will be available for purchase throughout the weekend.

    "Tucson Festival of Books" is held at the University of Arizona, located at 1430 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85721. For more information visit: tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

  • Tue
    03
    Apr
    2018
    Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018
    Dallas, TX


    The TLA Annual Conference will be held at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. For more info visit: http://www.txla.org/annual-conference

    Signings and Events
    Wednesday, April 3rd
    3:30 - 4:00 pm "Alma and How She Got Her Name" and “Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre” (Candlewick Press) - Author signing area - Aisle 12
    6:00 pm Candlewick Entertaining Dinner

    Thursday, April 4th
    12:00 - 1:00 pm "La Princesa and the Pea" (Putnam-Penguin Random House) - Author signing area - Aisle 9
    2:00 - 3:00 pm "Alma and How She Got Her Name" and “Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre” (Candlewick Press) - Mackin Educational Resources Booth

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    San Antonio, TX


    The 6th annual San Antonio Book Festival will take place at the Central Library (600 Soledad) and Southwest School of Art in beautiful downtown San Antonio. For more info, visit: festival.saplf.org

    Signings and Events
    12:00 - 12:30 PM Holt Family Children's Reading Tent
    12:45 - 1:15 PM Signing

  • Sat
    14
    Apr
    2018
    10:00 amTempe, AZ

    Cover of Alma

    Join us on Saturday, April 14th at 10am for the English Book Launch Party and Storytime of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ. We will have snacks and goodies.

    Personalized, signed copies of the book are available worldwide through Changing Hands Bookstore. Order by Saturday, April 14th or Sunday, April 29th.

    Changing Hands Bookstore is located at 6428 S McClintock Dr in Tempe, AZ. For more info, email inbox@changinghands.com or call 480-730-0205 (Tempe) or 602-274-0067 (Phoenix).

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018
    11:00 amRiverside, CA


    Join me for an Author Storytime at Cellar Door Books. I'll be reading "Alma and How She Got her name", drawing and signing copies of the book.

    Cellar Door Books is located at 5225 Canyon Crest Drive, Suite 30A in Riverside, California. For more info visit: cellardoorbookstore.com

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018
    Los Angeles, CA


    Each year, over 150,000 people come to the University of Southern California campus to experience a gathering of writers, poets, artists, filmmakers and musicians like no other. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the largest festival of its kind in the United States and is The Times’ annual gift to our city.

    L.A. Times Festival of Books is located at University of Southern California Campus at University Park Campus in Los Angeles, California 90089. For more info visit: events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

    Signings and Events
    Sunday, April 22nd
    10:00 - 10:45pm Booth 711 - Signing "La Princesa and the Pea" at "{pages} Bookstore/Penguin Random House".
    11:30 - 12:00pm Booth 586 - Signing "Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre" at "LA Libreria".
    1:00 - 1:25pm Children's Stage - Reading "Alma and How She Got Her Name".
    1:30 - 2:00pm Author's Signing Area - Signing "Alma and How She Got Her Name".

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018
    10:00 amPhoenix, AZ

    Celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros with Alma! Palabras Bookstore in conjunction with the Phoenix Public Library bring a fun Día event to Phoenix on Saturday, April 28th at 10:00am. This will also be the official Book Launch event for the Spanish edition of Alma, "Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre". Stories, activities, and more!

    Palabras Bookstore is located at 1738 East McDowell Road in Phoenix, AZ. For more info, visit Official Día Event

  • Sun
    29
    Apr
    2018
    2:00 pmPhoenix, AZ

    Changing Hands has partnered with The Newton—home of our Phoenix store and First Draft Book Bar—to celebrate Children's Book Week by featuring artwork from local New York Times bestselling illustrators, including Caldecott honor winner Molly Idle (People Don't Bite People), Chris Gall (The Littlest Train), and Juana Martinez-Neal (Alma and How She Got Her Name).

    The exhibit will be up for the month of May, with a family friendly illustrator reception on Sunday, April 29th from 2pm to 4pm.

    PARKING / LIGHT RAIL
    Don't want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Changing Hands.

    Changing Hands Bookstore is located at 300 W Camelback in Phoenix, Arizona. For more info visit: changinghands.com/cbw2018

  • Thu
    24
    May
    2018
    Mon
    28
    May
    2018
    Phoenix, AZ


    Phoenix Comic Fest is held at Phoenix Convention Center located at 100 North 3rd Street in Downtown Phoenix. For more info visit: phoenixcomicfest.com

    Saturday, March 24th
    11:30am Readings and signings at Changing Hands Bookstore Booth.

  • Thu
    21
    Jun
    2018
    Tue
    26
    Jun
    2018
    New Orleans, LA


    ALA, the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds its Annual Conference & Exhibition each summer. As the world's biggest library event, the conference brings together librarians and library staff, educators, authors, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests, and exhibitors to engage and participate in the ongoing transformation of libraries.

    ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held from Thursday, June 21 through Tuesday, June 26 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, LA. For more information, visit 2018.alaannual.org

    Signings and Events
    Sunday, June 24
    10:00 - 10:30 AM PopTop Stage Panel: The Yarn LIVE: The 2018 Pura Belpré Authors/Illustrators, Unraveled. El Yarn Podcast EN VIVO: Los autores Pura Belpré de 2018, desarmados! with Ruth Behar, Juana Martinez-Neal, Pablo Cartaya, and Celia C. Pérez. 30-minute discussion/interview.
    11:00 - 12:00 AM Book signing of "La Princesa and the Pea" with Penguin Young Readers Signing Area, Table 4.
    1:00 - 3:30 PM Pura Belpré Celebración

    Monday, June 25
    9:00 - 10:00 AM Book signing of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" with Candlewick Press in Exhibit Hall, Booth# 1439.

  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018
    Austin, TX

    Signings and Events
    Mon, Jul 23, 2018
    9:15-10:45 Author Panel: Portrayals of Latinx Families in Children's Literature
    Austin Convention Center
    Room: 13 - Banquet
    Capacity: 80
    Join Oralia Garza de Cortés, co-founder of the American Library Association's Pura Belpré Award, for a discussion about portrayals of Latinx families in children's literature. She'll be joined by Angela Cervantes (Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring), Angela Dominguez (Stella Dias Has Something to Say), and Juana Martinez-Neal (Alma and How She Got Her Name).
    11:00-12:00 Signing
    1:45-3:15 Author Panel: Portrayals of Latinx Families in Children's Literature
    Austin Convention Center
    Room: 13 - Banquet
    Capacity: 80
    Join Oralia Garza de Cortés, co-founder of the American Library Association's Pura Belpré Award, for a discussion about portrayals of Latinx families in children's literature. She'll be joined by Angela Cervantes (Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring), Angela Dominguez (Stella Dias Has Something to Say), and Juana Martinez-Neal (Alma and How She Got Her Name).
    4:30-5:30 Signing

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018
    Las Vegas, NV

    The Vegas Book Festival will be held at Historic Fifth Street School located at 401 South Fourth Street Las Vegas, Nevada 89101. For more info visit: vegasvalleybookfestival.org

    Signings and Events
    Friday, October 19
    4:00 - 5:00 pm Reading and presentation of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" (Candlewick Press) - Story Room at Windmill Library located at 7060 W Windmill Ln, Las Vegas NV 89183.

    Saturday, October 20
    10:45 - 11:30 am Reading of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" (Candlewick Press) and "La Princesa and the Pea" (Putnam) - Engaged Tent
    11:30 am - 12:15 pm Signing of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" (Candlewick Press) at Centennial Plaza.

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
    Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018
    Austin, TX


    One of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas Book Festival features 250+ nationally and critically recognized adult and children’s authors, 20+ venues including the State Capitol, 80+ exhibitors, live music, local food trucks, family activities, and countless opportunities to meet authors and fellow book lovers.

    The Texas Book Festival is held in and around the grounds of the State Capitol Building in Austin. The event will be held Saturday, October 27th, and Sunday, October 28th. It is a FREE event open to the public.

    For more information, details on transportation, parking, and more visit: texasbookfestival.org/attend/.

    Signings and Events
    Saturday, October 27
    12:00 - 12:30 pm Reading and presentation of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" (Candlewick Press), Read Me A Story Tent, Congress Avenue.
    12:30 - 1:00 pm Signing of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" (Candlewick Press), Kids Signing Tent, Congress Avenue.
    2:30 - 3:00 pm Signing of "Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre" (Candlewick Press), "La Librería" - Booth 201.

    Sunday, October 28
    11:00 - 11:45 am "2018 Pura Belpré Award Winners!” with Pablo Cartaya at Latinx Tent, Congress Ave.
    11:45 - 12:15 am Signing of "Alma and How She Got Her Name" (Candlewick Press), Kids Signing Tent, Congress Avenue.

  • Thu
    15
    Nov
    2018
    Sun
    18
    Nov
    2018
    Houston, TX


    Join thousands of educators, experts, authors, administrators, publishers, and others in Houston, Texas, for the 2018 NCTE Annual Convention, November 15–18. Preconvention workshops and special events take place November 15 and November 18–20.

    All sessions and events will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston.

    For more information, please visit: convention.ncte.org

    Signings and Events
    Friday, November 16
    9:30 – 10:45 am Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts Panel
    The committee will present the entire list (30 titles, including "La Princesa And The Pea") followed by discussion with the authors participating. Kwame Alexander, Juana Martinez-Neal and others.

    11:00 am – 12:15 pm Developing Identity, Empathy, and Community through Daily Picture Book Read Alouds
    Location: Grand Ballroom B
    Chair & Presenter: Jillian Heise
    10 Educators/Roundtable Leaders
    Authors/Illustrators: Minh Lê, Jess Keating, Juana Martinez-Neal, Il Sung Na, Molly Idle, Daniel Miyares, Hena Khan, Susan Hood, Shawn Harris, Chris Barton.

    12:30 – 1:00 pm Signing "La Princesa and the Pea" at Penguin - Booth# 700.

    2:00 – 3:15 p.m Policy and Governance: Teachers as Advocates, Creating Change from the Ground Up
    Location: 352 DEF
    Event with Meg Medina, Juana Martinez-Neal and Cindy Rodriguez. Tiffany L. Rehbein, Associate Chair, Secondary Section Steering Committee roundtable.

    3:30 – 4:30 Signing "Alma and How She Got Her Name" at Candlewick Booth - Booth# 223.

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018
    2:00 pmPhoenix, AZ

    Join us at A Children's Place as Author and Illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal reads her new picture book "Alma and How She Got Her Name" and shares what inspired her to write the story. This is a charming tale about identity and family history.

    A Children's Place is the newly opened story time space on the first floor at Burton Barr Central Library. The Burton Barr Central Library is located at 1221 N Central Ave in Phoenix, Arizona. The event starts at 2:00 p.m.

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