Don’t miss Julie Lythcott-Haims and Dashka Slater at #ACPA19!

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Don’t miss Julie Lythcott-Haims and Dashka Slater at ACPA19!

Author Plenary Session
1:30 p.m.

John B. Hynes Convention Center
Auditorium

Author panel with a book signing to follow
All plenary attendees will receive complimentary copies of Real American and The 57 Bus

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of Real American  and  How to Raise an Adult. She served as dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University. She holds a B.A. from Stanford, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.F.A. in writing from California College of the Arts. She is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and resides in the Bay Area with her husband, their two children, and her mother. Lythcott-Haims’s memoir, Real Americanevokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism inflicts on people of color. The only child of a marriage between an African American father and a white British mother, she shows how microaggressions, in addition to blunt force insults, can puncture a person’s inner life. Real American also expresses, through Lythcott-Haims’s path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered “the other.” Lythcott-Haims’s previous book, How to Raise an Adult, emerged from her decade as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen, where she was known for her fierce advocacy for young adults and received the university’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for creating “the” atmosphere that defines the undergraduate experience. Toward the end of her tenure as dean, she began speaking and writing widely on the harm of helicopter parenting.

Dashka Slater

Dashka Slater is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones. The recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Slater is also author of many books, including The Antlered Ship, a Junior Library Guild selection, and Escargot, winner of the Wanda Gag Read Aloud Award. Slater’s most recent book, The 57 Bus, details the true story of Sasha Fleischman and Richard Thomas, two teenagers from different walks of life in Oakland, California, whose lives become tragically connected. Sasha was an agender teen from the middle-class foothills of Oakland who attended a small private high school; Richard lived in the economically challenged flatlands and attended a large public high school. After school each day, Sasha and Richard’s paths overlapped on the 57 bus for a mere eight minutes. But, one afternoon, their lives became indelibly intertwined when Sasha fell asleep and woke up to their skirt enveloped in flames, after Richard ignited it with a lighter. Sasha suffered severe burns, and Richard was charged with two hate crimes and faced life imprisonment. This case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight. But, in The 57 Bus, Slater shows that what might at first seem like a simple matter of right and wrong, justice and injustice, victim and criminal, is something far more complicated—and heartbreaking. Slater first chronicled this story in The New York Times Magazine. In The 57 Bus, she expertly expands upon her original article, providing a riveting exploration of race, class, gender, morality, and forgiveness. Slater’s honest insights gleaned from both teens’ lives will inspire you to rethink all you know about crime, punishment, and empathy. The 57 Bus was the winner of the 2018 Stonewall Award, a 2018 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and a Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist.

PLUS! Don’t miss our ACPA19 Twitter Sweepstakes!

ACPA 2019 Sweepstakes

Enter to win signed copies of some of our favorite common reading titles! To enter, simply:

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  • Retweet our sweepstakes tweet with the following tags and hashtags: “@macmillanreads #ACPA19 #sweepstakes”
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Meet Macmillan at #FYE19 in Las Vegas!

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Visit us in the Exhibit Hall in Booth 28!

FYE Exhibit Hall
Saturday, February 16, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Sunday, February 17, 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, February 18, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Visit Macmillan’s booth (#28) to explore our diverse selection of books that are perfectly suited for First-Year Experience and Common Reading programs!

Sunday, February 17

Join us for Macmillan’s First-Year Experience Author Lunch!

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Caesars Palace
Neopolitan Ballroom, Promenade Level

Lunch and author panel, with a book signing to follow
Anna-Rosling-Rönnlund c Jann Lipka

Anna Rosling Rönnlund is a co-author of  Factfulness. She is the daughter-in-law of Hans Rosling. Anna, along with her husband, Ola, and Hans, co-founded the Gapminder Foundation: a nonprofit that fights devastating misconceptions about global development, produces free teaching resources making the world understandable based on reliable statistics,  promotes a fact-based worldview everyone can understand, and collaborates with universities, UN, public agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Anna Clark

Anna Clark is a journalist living in Detroit. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, the Columbia Journalism Review, and other publications. Anna edited A Detroit Anthology, a Michigan Notable Book, and she has been a writer-in-residence in Detroit public schools as part of the InsideOut Literary Arts program. She has also been a Fulbright fellow in Nairobi, Kenya and a Knight-Wallace journalism fellow at the University of Michigan. She is the author of  The Poisoned City.

Andrea Malkin Brenner

Andrea Malkin Brenner is the co-author of How to College. She consults with colleges who wish to create their own first-year transitions courses. She was a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at American University for 20 years.

Lara Hope Schwartz

Lara Hope Schwartz is the co-author of How to CollegeShe teaches in the Department of Government at the American University School of Public Affairs (SPA) and is the Director of the Project on Civil Discourse. She came to the SPA after a career as an attorney, civil rights advocate, and strategist.

Sam Quinones

Sam Quinones is the author of Dreamland. He is a journalist, author and storyteller whose two acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction about Mexico and Mexican immigration—True Tales From Another Mexico and Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream—made him, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, “the most original writer on Mexico and the border.” He lives in Los Angeles.

Join us for Dinner with Nathaniel Rich and
Dashka Slater!

7:00 p.m.
Caesars Palace, Neopolitan Ballroom (Promenade Level)

Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

Nathaniel Rich

Nathaniel Rich is the author of Losing Earth. He is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and his essays have appeared in The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine, Rolling Stone, and The Daily Beast. He is also the author of three novels—King Zeno, Odds Against Tomorrow, and The Mayor’s Tongue—and a book about film noir, San Francisco Noir: The City in Film Noir from 1940 to the Present. He lives in New Orleans with his wife and young son.

Dashka Slater

Dashka Slater has written many books, including Baby Shoes, The Sea Serpent and Me, Escargot, and Dangerously Ever After. She is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones. She lives in California. She is the author of The 57 Bus.

 

PLUS—don’t miss our Twitter Sweepstakes!

Enter to win signed books from each of our authors who will be speaking at FYE 2019! To enter, simply:

  • Follow @macmillanreads on Twitter
  • Retweet our sweepstakes tweet (see below) with the following tags and hashtags: “#FYE19 #sweepstakes @macmillanreads”
  • For a bonus entry, follow us on Instagram (@macmillanreads)

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Macmillan’s FYE19 Sweepstakes will be open from Saturday, February 16 at 5 p.m. (PST), until Tuesday, February 19th at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Please see below for the complete rules.

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You’re Invited to Macmillan’s Author Lunch at #FYE19!

Sunday, February 17th • 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.    
Caesars Palace | Neopolitan Ballroom
(Promenade Level)
Lunch and author panel, with book signings to follow

This event is free! (RSVP is required—click here!)

Featuring:

factfulnessAnna Rosling Rönnlund
co-author of
Factfulness
Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Flatiron Books | About the Book

how to collegeAndrea Malkin Brenner and Lara Hope Schwartz
authors of
How to College
What to Know Before You Go (and When You’re There)
St. Martin’s Press | About the Book

the poisoned cityAnna Clark
author of
The Poisoned City
Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy
Henry Holt, and Co. | About the Book

dreamlandSam Quinones
author of
Dreamland
The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
Bloomsbury USA | About the Book

Join us for dinner with Nathaniel Rich and Dashka Slater at #FYE19!

Sunday, February 17 • 7 p.m.   
Caesars Palace | Neopolitan Ballroom
Dinner and author panel, with book signings to follow

This event is free! (RSVP is required—click here!)

Featuring:

losing earthNathaniel Rich
author of
Losing Earth
A Recent History
MCD Books | About the Book

the 57 busDashka Slater
author of
The 57 Bus
A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
Farrar, Straus & Giroux BYR | About the Book

dear americaJose Antonio Vargas
author of
Dear America
Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
HarperCollins Publishers

beautiful boyDavid Sheff
author of
Beautiful Boy
A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

SIGN UP NOW for NODA’s “Publishers Present: Recommended Reading for First-Year Programs” Webinar!

Join us for “Publishers Present: Recommended Reading for First-Year Programs,” a free webinar about essential new books for First-Year Experience and common reading programs, on Tuesday, September 18 at 12:00 p.m. Central—featuring a presentation and Q&A with Bored and Brilliant author Manoush Zomorodi!

Manoush Zomorodi

Manoush Zomorodi is the creator of WNYC’s podcast Note to Self and the co-founder of Stable Genius Productions, a media company with a mission to help people navigate personal and global change. StableG uses podcasts as a lab to test new ways journalists can educate, entertain, and inspire through narrative. Investigating how technology is transforming humanity is Zomorodi’s passion and expertise. Learn about her book, Bored and Brilliant here.

    

This webinar will also feature . . . 

something must be doneKristen Green
author of
Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County
A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle

HarperCollins Publishers

no apparent distressRachel Pearson
author of
No Apparent Distress
A Doctor’s Coming of Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine
W.W. Norton

the stuffSharlee Jeter and Sampson Davis
authors of
The Stuff
Unlock Your Power to Overcome Challenges, Soar, and Suceed
Simon & Schuster

 

This webinar is open to all NODA members. Click here to register!

Meet Macmillan at #ACPA18 in Houston!

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Visit us in the Exhibitor Marketplace in Booth 305!

ACPA Marketplace
Monday, March 12th: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13th: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Visit Macmillan’s booth (#305) to explore our diverse selection of books that are perfectly suited for First-Year Experience and Common Reading programs! All books are complimentary. 

Tuesday, March 13th

Don’t miss Melissa Fleming and Jeff Chang at ACPA18!

Author Plenary Session
2:00 p.m.

George R. Brown Convention Center, General Assembly Room,
3rd floor

Author panel with a book signing to follow
All plenary attendees will receive complimentary copies of A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea and We Gon’ Be Alright

Melissa Fleming

Melissa Fleming is Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She travels to war zones and refugee camps to give voice to the millions of people forcibly displaced from their homes. She is a frequent contributor for The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and NPR. Fleming is the author of A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea, which tells the story of Doaa Al Zamel, a young Syrian refugee who makes the harrowing journey across the Mediterranean Sea to seek asylum in Europe; Doaa fights to survive for days at sea with just a child’s inflatable water ring around her waist—and two little girls clinging to her neck—after her ship is sunk. Fleming first told Doaa’s story on the TED stage, and her talks are featured on TED.com.

Jeff Chang

Jeff Chang is the author of We Gon’ Be AlrightCan’t Stop Won’t Stop, and Who We Be. He has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and the winner of the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award. He is the executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. Chang’s latest book, We Gon’ Be Alright, is a collection of essays that explores the rise and fall of “diversity;” the roots of student protest; the connections between #OscarsSoWhite and #BlackLivesMatter; changing ideas about Asian Americanness; and, ultimately explains that resegregation is the unexamined condition of our time.

PLUS! Don’t miss our ACPA18 Twitter Sweepstakes!

ACPA 2018 Sweepstakes--Twitter_2

Enter to win signed copies of some of our favorite common reading titles! To enter, simply:

  • Follow @macmillanreads on Twitter
  • Retweet our sweepstakes tweet with the following tags and hashtags: “@macmillanreads #ACPA18 #sweepstakes”
  • For a bonus entry, follow us on Instagram (@macmillanreads)

Macmillan’s ACPA18 Sweepstakes will be open from Saturday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. (CT), until Tuesday, March 13 at 11:59 p.m. (CT). Please see below for the complete rules.

AND our Post-Convention Sweepstakes!

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Enter to win signed books from our ACPA18 Speakers, Melissa Fleming and Jeff Chang! To enter, simply:

  • Follow @macmillanreads on Twitter
  • Retweet our sweepstakes tweet with the following tags and hashtags: “@macmillanreads #ACPA18 #sweepstakes”
  • For a bonus entry, follow us on Instagram (@macmillanreads)

Macmillan’s ACPA18 Speakers Sweepstakes will be open from Wednesday, March 14 at 9:30 a.m. (CT), until Friday, March 16 at 11:59 p.m. (CT). Please see below for the complete rules.

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Meet Macmillan at #FYE18 in San Antonio!

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Visit us in the Exhibit Hall in Booth 41!

FYE Exhibit Hall
Saturday, February 10, 6 p.m.-8:15 p.m. 
Sunday, February 11, 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Monday, February 12, 7 a.m.-12 p.m.
Visit Macmillan’s booth (#41) to explore our diverse selection of books that are perfectly suited for First-Year Experience and Common Reading programs!

Sunday, February 11

Join us for dinner with Anthony Ray Hinton and Erik Weihenmayer!

7:30 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, LDR Ballroom

Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

Anthony Ray Hinton

Anthony Ray Hinton is the author of The Sun Does Shine. He spent nearly thirty years on death row for crimes he did not commit. Released in April 2015, Hinton now speaks widely on prison reform and the power of faith and forgiveness. He lives in Alabama.

Erik Weihenmayer

 

Erik Weihenmayer is a bestselling author, athlete, adventurer, and motivational speaker. He is the only blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He is the author of No BarriersTouch the Top of the World, The Adversity Advantage. He co-founded No Barriers USA, which helps those with special challenges to live active and purposeful lives. He lives in Colorado.

Monday, February 13

Join us for Macmillan’s First-Year Experience Author Lunch!


11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Room 221

Lunch and author panel, with a book signing to follow
Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Patrisse Khan-Cullors is the author of When They Call You a TerroristShe is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, California. Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar, public speaker, and the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize recipient.

Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes grew up in Hickory, North Carolina. He co-founded Facebook as a student at Harvard and later led Barack Obama’s digital organizing campaign for president. A former owner of The New Republic magazine, Hughes is now the founder and co-chair of the Economic Security Project. He is the author of Fair Shot and lives in New York’s Greenwich Village with his family.

Sarah Glidden

Sarah Glidden is the author of Rolling Blackoutsand How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, published in 2010 and translated into five languages. Glidden’s work has appeared in various newspapers and magazines and anthologized in The Best American Comics. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of Real American  and  How to Raise an Adult. She served as dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University, where she received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. She holds a B.A. from Stanford, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.F.A. in writing from California College of the Arts. She is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and resides in the Bay Area with her husband, their two children, and her mother.

Join us for dinner with Andrew Forsthoefel!

Andrew Forsthoefel 7 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Room 221

Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

Andrew Forsthoefel is a writer, radio producer, public speaker, and the author of Walking to Listen. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2011, he spent nearly a year walking across the United States. He first recounted part of that journey in a radio story featured on This American Life. He now facilitates workshops on walking and listening as practices in personal transformation, interconnection, and conflict resolution, and is currently based in Northampton, Massachusetts.

PLUS! Don’t miss our Twitter Sweepstakes!

Enter to win signed books from each of our authors who will be speaking at FYE 2018! To enter, simply:

  • Follow @macmillanreads on Twitter
  • Retweet our sweepstakes tweet (see below) with the following tags and hashtags: “@macmillanreads #FYE18 #sweepstakes”
  • For a bonus entry, follow us on Instagram (@macmillanreads)

FYE 2018 Sweepstakes--Twitter

Macmillan’s FYE18 Sweepstakes will be open from Saturday, February 10 at 5 p.m (CT), until Tuesday, February 13th at 11:59 p.m. (CT). Please see below for the complete rules.

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Tag @macmillanreads in your Instagram posts

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Join us for Macmillan’s Author Lunch at #FYE18!

Monday, February 12 • 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.    
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | Room 221
Lunch and author panel, with a book signing to follow

This event is free! (RSVP is required—click here!)

Featuring

fair shotChris Hughes
author of
Fair Shot
Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn
St. Martin’s Press | About the Book

when they call you a terroristPatrisse Khan-Cullors
author of
When They Call You a Terrorist
A Black Lives Matter Memoir
St. Martin’s Press | About the Book

real americanJulie Lythcott-Haims
author of
Real American
A Memoir
Henry Holt, and Co. | About the Book

rolling blackoutsSarah Glidden
author of
Rolling Blackouts
Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq
Drawn & Quarterly | About the Book

Join us for dinner with Andrew Forsthoefel at #FYE18!

Monday, February 12 • 7 p.m.   
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | Room 221
Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

This event is free! (RSVP is required—click here!)

Featuring

walking to listenAndrew Forsthoefel
author of
Walking to Listen
4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time
Bloomsbury USA | About the Book

carry onJason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
authors of
All American Boys
Simon & Schuster, Inc.

 

we need to talkCeleste Headlee
author of
We Need to Talk
How to Have Conversations That Matter
HarperCollins Publishers

you play the girlCarina Chocano
author of
You Play the Girl
On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks & Other Mixed Messages
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

 

Join Us for Dinner with Anthony Ray Hinton and Erik Weihenmayer!

Sunday, February 11 • 7:30 p.m.   
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | LDR Ballroom
Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

This event is free! (RSVP is required)

Featuring

the sun does shineAnthony Ray Hinton
author of
The Sun Does Shine
How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
St. Martin’s Press | About the Book

no bariersErik Weihenmayer
authors of
No Barriers
A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon
St. Martin’s Press | About the Book

hidden figuresMargot Shetterly
author of
Hidden Figures
The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
HarperCollins Publishers

beauty sickRenee Engeln
author of
Beauty Sick
How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women
HarperCollins Publishers