An evening of inspiration and conversation with best-selling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander.
Author of the Newbery Award winning book, The Crossover, Newbery Honor/Caldecott Medal winning book, The Undefeated, and most recently, An American Story, Kwame will share ways to say "yes" to your story and persist in the face of rejection as he shares his own publishing journey.
Please note that this program will be presented live without a recording.
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times bestselling author of 36 books, including Swing, Becoming Muhammad Ali, coauthored with James Patterson; Rebound; The Undefeated; The Crossover; and The Door of No Return. A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. In 2018, he opened the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic in Ghana as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he cofounded. He is the writer and executive producer of The Crossover show on Disney+.
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