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Kwame Alexander & Randy Preston: Poetry and Performance
Reston Regional Library is thrilled to partner with Scrawl Books to welcome Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander and musician Randy Preston for a special performance celebrating the paperback release of BOOKED and THE CROSSOVER as well as the release of Kwame's new picture book THE UNDEFEATED. Books will be available for purchase. Ages 6 and up.
Free copies of THE UNDEFEATED will be given to the first 50 school-aged children.
A limited number of free copies will also be given to FCPS educators.
Individuals must be present to claim their free book.
About the Author:
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. Kwame was recently named as a 2019 Strong Men & Women in Virginia History honoree.
About the Musician:
Randy Preston is a singer-songwriter, educator and storyteller, who grew up on 3 different continents. Raised in England and Kenya, he gained a deep appreciation for the lore, the myths and the legends of the places he has lived. This love of words and storytelling led to reams of bad poetry, a degree in English Literature, a mildly successful Christian rock band, and culminated in an 18 year teaching career, from the high school classroom to the university lecture hall.