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Kwame Alexander with Randy Preston at Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library

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Kwame Alexander's bus tour to celebrate the paperback release of The Crossover and Booked is stopping in Memphis! Come meet the NYT bestselling author in conversation with his Bookish co-star, Randy Preston at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library on April 22 at 6:00 PM!

This event is FREE and open to the public. Line tickets will be required to reserve a place in the autograph line, and are available beginning March 5 with the purchase of the paperback edition of The Crossover or Booked from Novel, available in-store or online now at


About Kwame Alexander:

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 28 books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his, Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Some of his other works include Booked, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, The Playbook 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life, Swing, and the picture books, Out of Wonder and The Undefeated.

A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, The NCTE/Charlotte Huck Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. He believes that poetry can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower young people around the world through The Write Thing, his K-12 Writing Workshop. Kwame is the founder of Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the host and producer of the literary variety/talk show, Bookish, which airs on Facebook Watch. He's led cultural exchange delegations to Brazil, Italy, Singapore, and Ghana, where he built the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded. 
Twitter: @kwamealexander 
Instagram: @kwamealexander 

Event date: 
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
387 Perkins Ext.
Memphis, TN 38117
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544935204
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

Booked (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328596307
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019