Author, poet and educator Kwame Alexander, winner of the 2015 Newbery Medal and a 2015 Coretta Scott King author medal for The Crossover, will visit the Berkeley Public Library for a very special program for kids ages 9 and up and their parents. The Crossover was a New York Times Bestseller and was called a fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood (and basketball).
Mr. Alexander will talk about and read from his amazing breakthrough book and upcoming books (both about sports and not). He will also be available shortly afterward to sign books.
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, New York Times Bestselling author of 21 books, and recipient of the 2015 Newbery Medal for his novel, The Crossover. The founder of two organizations, Book-in-a-Day and LEAP for Ghana, he regularly travels the world as a literacy advocate and expert. Kwame has owned several publishing companies, written for stage and TV (TLC's "Hip Hop Harry"), recorded a CD, produced jazz and book festivals, hosted a radio show, and taught high school English. In 2015, Kwame served as Bank Street College of Education’s first writer-in-residence. Visit him at KwameAlexander.com.