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Celebrated Author at the Alberta Rose

Kwame Alexander visit sponsored by library

4/18/2018, 10:25 a.m.
You’re invited to an evening with poet, educator and bestselling author Kwame Alexander who will appear Friday, April 20 at ...
Poet and children’s author Kwame Alexander, the award winning author of the basketball-themed novel “Crossover” and other bestselling works, will appear at the Alberta Rose Theater on Friday, April 20 in a free event sponsored by the Multnomah County Library.

You’re invited to an evening with poet, educator and bestselling author Kwame Alexander who will appear Friday, April 20 at the Alberta Rose Theatre in northeast Portland for a free event sponsored by the Multnomah County Library.

Alexander’s works have engaged a new generation of readers. His basketball-themed novel-in-verse, The Crossover, won the 2015 Newbery Medal for the year’s most distinguished contribution to literature for young people. His latest work, Rebound (also a novel-in-verse and a prequel to The Crossover), explores the youth of Chuck Bell and his discovery of basketball and jazz over the course of one fateful summer.

Kwame Alexander's visit to the Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., begins at 6:30 p.m. A book signing precedes it at 6 p.m.