Baton Rouge Community College's (BRCC) Magnolia Library will host a Book Talk with New York Bestselling author Kwame Alexander. The Book Talk will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m., on the 2nd floor of the Magnolia Library (Mid City Campus), 201 Community College Drive. This event is free and open to the public.
Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times Bestselling author of 21 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 Passaic Poetry Prize.
His other works include the award-winning children’s picture book "Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band," recently optioned as a children’s television show, and the Junior Library Selection, "He Said She Said," a YA novel.
A regular speaker and workshop presenter at conferences in the U.S., Alexander travels the world planting seeds of literary love (Brazil, Italy, France, and Turkey). Recently, Alexander led a delegation of 20 writers and activists to Ghana, where they delivered books, built a library, and provided literacy professional development to 300 teachers, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an International literacy program he co-founded.
In 2015, Kwame served as Bank Street College of Education’s first writer-in-residence. The Kwame Alexander Papers, a collection of his writings, correspondence, and other professional and personal documents is held at the George Washington University Gelman Library.
For more information, please call (225) 216-8170.