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Welcome to Author Study!

Author Study host and creator Kwame Alexander

Author Study is an innovative, multimedia literacy initiative created by Kwame Alexander, #1 New York Times best-selling, Newbery medal-winning author of The Crossover, The Door of No Return, Becoming Muhammed Ali, Rebound, The Undefeated, and more.

Since 2010, Kwame has visited more than two thousand schools around the globe. Why? Because Kwame LOVES sharing his joy for writing and reading with students and educators! Yet he still wants to reach more kids. Author Study allows him to do an easy, affordable way.

This virtual webinar series brings Kwame Alexander and other notable authors into classrooms, libraries, homes, and community groups with live events throughout the year – for a reasonable price (including discounted registration for Title I schools and homeschoolers).

Every Author Study event includes a 45-minute virtual livestream session in which Kwame...

  • Celebrates the joy and power of words

  • Reads aloud from one of his beloved books

  • Teaches a brief writing craft lesson - emailed to registrants after the program

  • Talks with a special guest author (sometimes two!), and

  • Gives a live Q&A session about his own writing - taking select questions from attendees in the chat.

Author Study events include an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, too.

Help energize your students’ love of reading and writing! Author Study provides a fun, affordable, literary experience that they’ll never forget.

And it serves as a direct extension of Kwame’s mission:

To change the world, one word at a time.

Teachers, Librarians, Educators, and Administrators!

We have a star-studded Author Study series in development for the 2024-25 school year, kicking off in September 2024.

If you are budget-planning now, please see below for pricing options. Email us directly for special group registration discounts.

Registration Access:

Each registration provides access through a unique URL and passcode as a single log-in to the virtual livestream, which can be used by one device for viewing in a single classroom or library or broadcast to a school-wide assembly with students gathered in the same location. The login cannot be used by multiple devices concurrently. However, if your school or organization has the capability to livestream internally, to multiple classrooms or locations from one device, you may use a single login that way.

Sign up here for Kwame’s newsletter to receive updates as dates and guests are finalized, and watch for announcements on Kwame’s social media channels, too! This page will also be updated as details are confirmed.

Save the dates! All Author Study virtual events will start at 1:00pm Eastern Time / 10:00am Pacific Time. Registration links will be available soon.....


Just prior to the kick-off of our incredible Author Study 2024-25 season, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, September 17th for the Black Star Pep Rally, a FREE 25-minute event celebrating the launch of Kwame's forthcoming second book in the Door of No Return trilogy! More details coming soon. Keep an eye on and for updates!

Tuesday, October 29, 2024
For upper elementary, middle, and high school students

Tuesday, December 10, 2024
For elementary students

Monday, February 3, 2025
For upper elementary, middle, and high school students

Tuesday, April 22, 2025

For all students, celebrating National Poetry Month


General Registrations (Each event requires a registration)

$375 single registration or two registrations for $650

Title 1 and Homeschoolers (Each event requires a registration)

$250 single registration or two registrations for $400

For discounted registrations of 5 or more, please email us for pricing!