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Welcome to Author Study!

Welcome to Author Study

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.

Every year, Kwame receives thousands of speaking engagement requests, for both in-person and virtual appearances, from schools and libraries all across the country and around the world. Realizing that he couldn’t honor every request, visit every school, and perform for every student, he brainstormed a solution. In response to this demand, Author Study was created as a way to bring Kwame and other notable authors virtually into classrooms, libraries, and community groups at an exclusive rate (including discounted registration for Title I schools and homeschoolers).

This virtual author visit is an innovative, multimedia literary webinar that serves as a direct extension of Kwame’s mission:

To change the world, one word at a time.

Author Study Spring Semester 2024

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Black History Month: Kwame Alexander with special guest Dare Coulter, An American Story
All grade levels
Click HERE to Register!

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Black History Month: Jerry Craft with special guests the Gibbs sisters, authors of graphic novel Ghost Roast
Recommended for grades 4 and up
-- Rescheduled; new date to be announced once confirmed --

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
National Poetry Month: Kwame Alexander with surprise special guests
All grade levels
Click HERE to Register!

Saturday, June 1, 2024
Summer Reading Kickoff: Kwame Alexander and Mo Willems
Recommended for elementary & middle school grades; all grade levels welcome
Registration open soon; click HERE for more info! For VIP pre-registration, please contact