We are partnering with Novel Booksellers to bring award winning author Kwame Alexander and musician Randy preston to the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. April is Poetry month so all library branches will have community poems you can add to from April 1-April 18. These poems will be on display in the Goodwyn Gallery at the library during this special event. Books will be available for purchase and there will be a book signing following the presentation/performance by Alexander and Preston. There will also be activities for children, teens, and adults beginning at 5:00 pm.
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 28 books, including SWING, SOLO, and REBOUND, the follow-up to his, NEWBERY medal-winning middle grade novel, THE CROSSOVER. Some of his other works include BOOKED, a NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Nominee, THE PLAYBOOK: 52 RULES TO HELP YOU AIM, SHOOT, AND SCORE IN THIS GAME OF LIFE, and the picture books, OUT OF WONDER, SURF'S UP, 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 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Prize, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. He believes that poetry can change the world.