For immediate release | April 16, 2013

Enjoy dinner and book talk with authors at AASL13

CHICAGO – Libba Bray and Shane W. Evans are set to appear at a premier author event taking place during the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition in Hartford, Conn. At the Author Banquet on Nov. 15, conference attendees will enjoy a delicious meal and learn of the inspiration behind Bray’s and Evans' award-winning books. After dinner, the authors will sign copies of their books, which will also be available for purchase. More information is available at An additional registration fee of $55 is required for the Author Banquet and space is limited.

Libba Bray is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Beauty Queens," the 2010 Printz Award winning "Going Bovine" and the acclaimed Gemma Doyle trilogy. Her books, "A Great and Terrible Beauty" and "Rebel Angels" have both appeared on the Young Adult Library Service Association's (YALSA) Best Books for Young Adults list.

Shane W. Evans is the illustrator of more than 30 picture books for children, including “Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson” and the Coretta Scott King award winners “The Way a Door Closes” and “Underground.” Evans is the author and illustrator of “Olu's Dream,” the story of a mischievous, adventurous and thoughtful child with a limitless imagination.

Registration for the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition is now open at Those wishing to join their colleagues for dedicated learning and networking are encouraged to register before the Aug. 22 early bird deadline to save $100 on registration rates.

The AASL national conference is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. The 16th National Conference & Exhibition, "Rising to the Challenge," taking place Nov. 14–17, 2013, in Hartford, Conn., will feature preconference workshops, concurrent sessions and an exhibition featuring companies relevant to the school library profession.

The American Association of School Librarians,, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library field.


Jennifer R Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

800-545-2433 ext.4383