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MahoganyBooks Presents: An Evening with Kwame Alexander and Randy Preston
June 7, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
MahoganyBooks presents a special evening with award winning author, Kwame Alexander and singer, songrwriter, Randy Preston!
Join us for an unforgettable event tailored for both little folks and adults alike. Kwame will discuss his latest New York Times Bestselling book, Rebound. Mr. Alexander will autograph books immediately after. RSVP now and save your seat.
This event is free, but you must RSVP by clicking the event link below.
MahoganyBooks will have copies of Rebound available for purchase.
About the Author:
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 25 books, including REBOUND, the prequel to his, Newbery-medal winning middle grade novel, THE CROSSOVER. Some of his other works include THE PLAYBOOK: 52 RULES TO HELP YOU AIM, SHOOT, AND SCORE IN THIS GAME OF LIFE; the picture books, ANIMAL ARK and OUT OF WONDER, and the novels, SOLO and BOOKED.
A regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition, Kwame leads an initiative called LEAP for Ghana that is building a library and health clinic in Ghana. He is the recipient of several 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. The 2018 NEA Read Across America Ambassador, Kwame is also the host and producer of the literary variety/talk show, Bookish, which airs on Facebook Watch, and the Founding Editor of VERSIFY, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.
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.
Most recently, Preston has been touring with Kwame Alexander visiting schools and special events to entertain and engage people through catchy music and interactive storytelling. He’s written original songs for Kwame’s latest novels in verse REBOUND and SOLO.
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