Kwame Alexander, one of the most highly acclaimed bestselling children’s authors in the country will talk about reading, writing, poetry, access and equity at a FREE community “literacy pep rally” hosted by Lipscomb University’s College of Education on Wednesday, April 19 in Lipscomb's Allen Arena from 5-6:30 p.m. Musician and poet Randy Preston will be joining Alexander for the literacy pep rally.
“Kwame Rules! Come Get Your Reading Game On” will feature Alexander, a poet, educator and New York Times bestselling author of 24 books, including The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American literature for Children, the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, the NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and the Paterson Poetry Prize. His newest book, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life, was released in February. Some of his other works include picture books, Animal Ark, Out of Wonder and Surf’s Up; and novels, Booked, He Said She Said and the forthcoming Solo.
The event is part of the Lipscomb University College of Education’s Literacy Series: Building Equity & Engagement, and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will also be provided. To register for this free event, click here. This event is made possible through the generosity of Leadership Tennessee and other community partners.