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Kwame Alexander & Randy Preston: Poetry and Performance

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.

This program was developed in partnership with Scrawl Books and is made possible by the generosity and support of the Friends of Reston Regional Library.

Date:
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time:
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Campus:
Reston Regional Library
Categories:
Age: Adults Age: School Age Children Age: Teens Author Event
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