Day Four had George Takei!
We all cried while he spoke about his experiences growing up.
George Takei (and friends) here to make sure a terrible chapter of American history isn’t forgotten by the younger generations. His graphic novel memoir about his childhood in a Japanese-American internment camp will be out in a few weeks. #alaac19 pic.twitter.com/LS2yKwYpuA
— Emily Gorman (@librarianem) June 24, 2019
George Takei made me cry talking about how he was writing for young Japanese Americans. I had to go up during the Q&A to say thank you, even though it was terrifying! Representation matters. #alaac19 pic.twitter.com/cbLehzwD5m
— Jennifer Shimada (@JenShimada) June 24, 2019
Afterwards a few of the people in the crowd met him.
Probaby my most exciting moment at #ALAAC19 was being able to talk to @GeorgeTakei about his new graphic novel, They Called Us Enemy. You can't see my face but inside I am geeking out so hard. pic.twitter.com/2WnNzgqHdq
— Deb at the Library (@APLDeborahK) June 24, 2019
It was the perfect session before the Stonewall Book Awards.
— erika long (@erikaslong) June 24, 2019
Afterwards, the amazing Tomi Adeyemi spoke, which was inspirational.
— Monica Laux (@MsLauxWAHS) June 24, 2019
And if you were on several panels, you became a pro with the name tents.
— zemkat (@zemkat) June 24, 2019
It was also time to count up all the swag you got over the conference.
— Matthew Noe (@NoetheMatt) June 24, 2019
— Lisa A. Curtin @ #alaac19 (@lisaanncurtin) June 24, 2019
— Emily- at #alaac19 on Saturday (@booktart) June 24, 2019
To those who traveled yesterday, we hope you enjoyed #alaac19!