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Photo of Opening Session Speaker: Judy Blume

Opening Session

Judy Blume

Friday, June 23, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CT

Photo of ALA Presidents Program speakers Speakers: Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada and Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

ALA President’s Program

Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada & Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

Sunday, June 25, 2023
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM CT

Author Speakers Amanda Gorman & Christian Robinson, ALA Annual Chicago, June 22-27, 2023

Closing Session

Amanda Gorman
& Christian Robinson

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT

Author Speaker Maysoon Zayid, ALA Annual Chicago, June 22-27, 2023

Author Speaker

Maysoon Zayid

Saturday, June 24, 2023
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CT

Photo of Author Speakers: Idina Menzel and Cara Mentzel

Author Speakers

Cara Mentzel & Idina Menzel

Saturday, June 24, 2023
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT

Photo of Author Speakers: Nikki Grimes and Brian Pinkney

Author Speakers

Nikki Grimes & Brian Pinkney

Saturday, June 24, 2023
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT

Photo of Speakers: Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, Obama Presidential Center Museum Director, Dr. Louise Bernard
Chicago Public Library Commissioner, Chris Brown

In Conversation with Dr. Carla Hayden

Featuring Dr. Louise Bernard & Chris Brown

Sunday, June 25, 2023
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CT

Photo of Author Speakers: Rick Riordan and Mark Oshiro

Author Speakers

Rick Riordan & Mark Oshiro

Sunday, June 25, 2023
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CT

Photo of Author Speaker: Graham Norton

Author Speaker

Graham Norton

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