The Berkeley Public Library Presents: Newbery Award Winner Kwame Alexander

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 6:00pm

This Event is at the Central Berkeley Public Library - Community Meeting Room (2090 Kittredge Street)

  

Pegasus Books will sell books at this special event with Middle Grade author Kwame Alexander - Presented by the Berkeley Public Library

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.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Berkeley Public Library - Central Location
2090 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544107717
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 18th, 2014

Booked (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544570986
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2016

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