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Author Visit: Kwame Alexander

Words Alive and the San Diego Public Library present New York Times bestselling award-winning poet and children’s fiction author Kwame Alexander.

Copies of the author’s numerous books will be available for purchase in the Library Store, the independent book shop located at the Central Library.

Kwame Alexander is the bestselling author of 25 books. His book "The Crossover" won the 2015 Newbery Medal recognizing the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. It was also selected as an Honor book for the Coretta Scott King Award.

His book "Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band," was selected for the 2014 Michigan Reads! One State, One Children’s Book program. Kwame writes for children of all ages. Some of his other works include "The Playbook: 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life"; the picture books, "Animal Ark," "Out of Wonder" and "Surf’s Up"; and the novels "Booked," "He Said She Said" and the forthcoming "Solo." Mr. Alexander is a frequent guest on NPR. (see longer bio below).

More than 300 students from Words Alive’s Juvenile Court & Community Schools are expected to attend as part of their Teen Services Art and Literacy program.

About Words Alive
Founded in 1999, Words Alive is a nonprofit organization that helps underserved, low-income, at-risk children, teens and families discover how books and reading can add meaning to their lives. Words Alive engages its program participants in developing a connection to reading with innovative programs and initiatives with the goal of creating lifelong readers and learners. For more information about Words Alive, its programs, volunteer opportunities and sponsorship opportunities, visit the official website.

Location: San Diego Central Library - Neil Morgan Auditorium

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