Joshua Davis among featured speakers at United for Libraries President’s Program

For Immediate Release
Mon, 03/16/2015


Jillian Kalonick

Marketing/Public Relations Specialist

United for Libraries

CHICAGO — Joshua Davis, author of “Spare Parts” (now a major motion picture), will be a featured speaker at the United for Libraries President’s Program, “From Cover to Screen - Books to Movies,” at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco on Monday, June 29, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Join United for Libraries President Christine Lind Hage for this program, which will also feature Rick Jacobs, producer of “Spare Parts,” and esteemed film critic David Thomson, author of “How to Watch a Movie” (Random House, November 2015).

Davis’ “Spare Parts,” about four undocumented Mexican teenagers overcoming all odds to win a high-tech under water robot competition against teams from elite universities, has been called a “triumphant read” by the Toronto Star and “a great American story” by the Washington Post. Attendees will view a trailer for the film version, which stars George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marissa Tomei.

The three speakers will be interviewed on stage by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal’s Prepub Alert. They will discuss the writing of the book, the creation of the movie and how movies are judged and reviewed. 

This program is sponsored by Macmillan and Random House. Authors will sign books following the program (books subject to availability).

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United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or