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Roselle Public Library welcomes author Kwame Alexander for virtual Q&A June 2

The Roselle Public Library will host Newbery-winning author Kwame Alexander for an event focusing on his award-winning picture book, "The Undefeated." Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times Bestselling author of 28 books. His is a story of starting at ground zero as a resourceful writer and business man who sold books out of his car and at farmers markets, to becoming an expert in engaging young audiences.
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Poet Kwame Alexander Reflects On Derek Chauvin's Guilty Verdict

It's been almost a year since our poet-in-residence, Kwame Alexander, created a community poem about the hope of being Black and safe in America. He wrote it after the death of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by two white men while he was out for a jog in Glynn County, Ga. Kwame titled it "Running For Your Life." Here's an excerpt of the reading that he and I did of that poem back then.
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Learn More About Kwame Alexander At Warsaw Library

WARSAW — If you think all authors are somber and introverted, you haven’t met Kwame Alexander. You can find him on YouTube. “The Power of Yes,” a philosophy he has embraced for most of his life, is the focus of his 2017 Ted Talk in Herndon, Va. He also has a YouTube show, “Bookish,” with his touring partner Randy Preston. They’ve been too busy to work on that lately, however. Alexander is currently in London, working on a new book and visiting schools. He even made a surprise visit to a young British fan celebrating his Bar Mitzvah.
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Hope holding virtual conversation with Kwame Alexander Feb. 26

HOLLAND — Hope College will be hosting a live, virtual visit with renowned author Kwame Alexander next month in conjunction with national Black History Month. Several Hope organizations — the NEA Big Read Lakeshore, Black Student Union, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Ruth Tensen Creative Writing Fund, Cultural Affairs Committee, Department of Education and Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series — collaborated to make the visit possible.
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Hope College to Host Virtual Conversation with Author Kwame Alexander on Feb. 26 for Black History Month

Hope College will feature a live virtual visit with author Kwame Alexander on Friday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. in conjunction with national Black History Month. “Light and Hope for the World To See: A Conversation with Kwame Alexander” is intended for all ages, and community members and K-12 students and teachers are encouraged to attend. Participation is free. More information, including details regarding how to log in, is available at bigreadlakeshore.com.
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Kwame Alexander on Learning, from a Young Age, to ‘Use His Words’

First Draft: A Dialogue of Writing is a weekly show featuring in-depth interviews with fiction, nonfiction, essay writers, and poets, highlighting the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft, and the literary arts. Hosted by Mitzi Rapkin, First Draft celebrates creative writing and the individuals who are dedicated to bringing their carefully chosen words to print as well as the impact writers have on the world we live in.
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